Author Archives: Phil

About Phil

Just a man with a lot of stories, poems and things to talk about in his mind. Thanks for reading.

Grigor’s not-so Mirror Images

Far to the north, near the Spine of the World, a party of adventurers trudged through the frozen landscape in search of giants who attacked one of the Ten Towns. The group consisted of a mighty, yet simple, barbarian, a … Continue reading

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Battle of Beasts

A fantasy writer’s metaphor for the conflict in Charlottsville The charred-wood arena was located in a remote land; far from the regulating eyes of the legionnaires. The fights that were held there were illegal, but also the most fantastic of … Continue reading

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Sarah’s School

Sarah shifted in her reclined chair, suddenly aware of cramps in her neck, arms, legs, back. Her eyes hurt and it was difficult to see the screen in front of her, gripped in her hands. She tried to look around … Continue reading

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The Sureshot Excerpt: New Bow, New Challenge

Another preview as I finish up editing. Coming soon! When he reached his forest cabin, a hawk which looked very much like the one he admired before, was perched atop Durbar’s smoke house. Durbar halted in his tracks and greeted … Continue reading

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I Hate Editing

I’m supposed to be editing my final draft. I hate it. I would rather blog about how I hate editing than edit. So, here I am. It’s good though. I’ve come a long way. I literally used to argue with … Continue reading

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Goodbye July

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! July was a great month for me as a writer. I finished the final draft of The Sureshot and managed to blog at least twice a week, every week, for the entire month on … Continue reading

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The Story Grid

This last year I read the “Story Grid” by Shawn Coyne and it was invaluable in a few ways. I highly recommend any writer or aspiring writer to read it as well. It absolutely helped me feel more secure in … Continue reading

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