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E-novella “Bearskin” Coming Soon

My novella Bearskin, previously serialized at The Scarlet Leaf Review, will be released as an e-book at Smashwords at the end of July. Bearskin is inspired by the Brothers Grimm tale of the same name. In it the classic tale of a soldier’s deal with the devil, becomes the story …

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Mapping an Emotional Arc

Last month I went to FogCon up in Walnut Creek and while I was there I participated in the Writer’s Workshop critique group. I submitted an old short story which I had had critiqued at Norwescon some time ago and rewritten. I wanted to see what a new group would …

Bearskin Serialized

Hot on the tail of “Autumn Road to Yessar” my novella Bearskin is being serialized at the Scarlet Leaf Review. The first section is up now, the second section will be up in the middle of November and the last section will be up in the middle of December. Bearskin …

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Expert from “Autumn Road to Yessar.”

The Great Tomes of Fantastic and Wondrous Places is due out next month and to generate anticipation, I thought I’d post an expert from “Autumn Road to Yessar.” In preparation for the release, I’ve been revamping my website TannaraYoung.com. Please stop by and let me know what you think. When …

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Autumn Road to Yessar appearing in the Great Tomes Series

My novelette “Autumn Road to Yessar” will be appearing in The Great Tome of Fantastic and Wondrous Places due in September from Bards and Sages Publishing. Set in the country of Provaria, Autumn Road to Yessar tells the story of Amian Milfre. At her son’s wedding, Amian realizes that she …

Rewards for Rejection Letters

I like to organize things. I like deadlines, and to-do lists, and working toward a clear goal, even if it’s a very distant goal. I lose motivation when I can’t track progress or the final result is uncertain. These aspects of my work style are somewhat antithetical to the process …

Red Lion and White Lion

At the end of June, I came to the final chapter of rereading/rewriting the Red Lion and then I got stuck. I couldn’t finish that novel, I realized, until I started the next one. Would it end in a celebration? A reconciliation? Did the White Lion open with that same …

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Beyond Writing: Publishing Novellas

What to do when you’ve finished a story? The submitting game gets more complicated when the story has turned out to be a novella instead of the short story planned. Now that I have finished my fourteen stories for the fourteen Kingdoms of Idhua (though not all fourteen launch parties), …