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Goals for 2017

It has been a while since wrote about my New Year’s writing goals. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been setting goals and doing a pretty good job of meeting them. My biggest personal challenge is still finding time to write. I am up to 83 rejection letters and last year …

Encyclopedia of Idhua: Provaria

The Great Tome of Fantastic Wonderous Places will be out in less than a month (current release date is September 21st!) I thought I’d post a bit about the country that my story, Autumn Road to Yessar, is set in. Here is an entry for Provaria from “The Encyclopedia of Idhua:” Encyclopedia …

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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 …

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Nearing a Finish Line

Last week I finished the first draft of the final story of the project I set out to do way back in 2011: write 14 short stories and encyclopedia entries for every kingdom in Idhua and hold a launch party for them. It is exciting to be nearing completion of …

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Ocilla Launch Party

A few weeks ago I hosted my thirteenth short story launch party. I only have one more to go before I will have written a short story and an “encyclopedia” article for each kingdom in Idhua. This launch party was for Ocilla, a small, south-western country between Lorgress and Souvin. …

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One Step and then Another

It’s hard to believe that it has been over a month since Norwescon – and it also seems like far longer. May has been a challenging month: one of those writing periods where progress seems to be slow as a snail, projects that once were exciting get bogged down and …

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Norwescon 37

I had a great time at Norwescon this weekend. It was a particularly good year for excellent costumes. Sadly, I had issues with the camera I brought and so have no pictures. On Thursday night I attended a great two hour workshop on critiquing given by the Fairwood Writers. I …