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How dinosaurs can fix your Marriage

  My agent gave me a wonderful rule for romantic plots: “Make sure the partners in the relationship deserve each other.” Unless your book is very short, your lovers don’t get together immediately. They might like or be attracted to … Continue reading

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How Dinosaurs can fix your need for speed

I self-published Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen on the first of January, but before that, the book sat in my trunk for two and a half years. In the last editing-run through I did in preparation for publishing, I was … Continue reading

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How dinosaurs can fix your Writing Routine

I wrote my newest book, Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen, while my wife was pregnant, and by the time I got around to publishing it, I had two daughters, 3 years two months old, respectively. Needless to say, my work … Continue reading

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How Dinosaurs can fix your Time Machine

You know what I hate about time travel? Time travel tropes. Oh no, the future is the past and the past is the future! It turns out that by trying to prevent the thing, you caused the thing! The 1983 … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaur Queen chapters 1 and 2

Sorry, guys. I am battling the last week of work, a bout of random lactose intolerance, and my daughters. I am not going to get a Wonderful Awful Idea done this week. So, to tide you over until January, here’s … Continue reading

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A modest spell-system

Magic spells have always bothered me. If you point a wand and say “blah!” what happens? What happens if you say “yrplaq!”? Maybe there’s a way to systematize this. Here are the 100 most common concepts in languages (tell me if … Continue reading

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The Death of Ydain, interview with Sommer Nectarhoff

  The Shattered Kingdom has been broken for an age and a half. Only one man can unite it. I had an interesting email conversation with Sommer Nectarhoff, English major and author of The Book of Lokk. We’re talking about … Continue reading

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Tyrannosaur Blog-splosion!

…has begun. Gaze with wonder as the Tyrannosaur Queen conquers the world wide web, starting with: TVTropes Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen is novel about a modern soldier, a barbarian warlord, and dinosaurs. Josh Vogt’s Never Have Never Will interview … Continue reading

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The Contsansa Rus’

In 1223, the Mongols invaded the lands of the Kievan Rus. In our timeline, they migrated north, eventually founding the Grand Duchy of Moscow. But what if they’d gone south? Eastern Slavs (speaking a language ancestral to modern Russian, Belarussian, … Continue reading

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The Never Have, Never Will Interview with author Daniel Bensen

The Tyrannosaur Queen blog-splosion begins now! Head on over to Josh Vogt‘s blog, where he has up a “Never Have, Never Will” interview with me. I’m pleased to have author Daniel Bensen on the blog today, giving his answers to … Continue reading

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