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Lesson 5 Hacking the First Draft

Planning your story is like tilling the ground and getting things ready to plant. Think of all the things you need for your veggies to grow. Good soil, irrigation, and plenty of sunshine. Likewise, your plan for your story should … Continue reading

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Lesson 4 Hacking the First Draft

Tense and POV I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Where I live it’s supposed to be cooling off a little. But then, the weatherman doesn’t control the weather, he’s only supposed to report it, so we’ll see what happens! … Continue reading

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Lesson 3 | Hacking the First Draft

You have your premise, and you know your genre. Now what? Characters. And I’m using Kairos to escort you through this phase because he’s a wizard, and you are just about to perform magic, so I thought he’d be a … Continue reading

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Blast through the Portal!

For those looking for some exciting reads during lock down, I’ve teamed up with a few authors who all write portal fantasy and science fiction. What is portal fantasy you ask? Well…it’s like stepping into another world, with the ability … Continue reading

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End and Begin

Whoa it’s been awhile since I’ve written on my blog. I’m so bad at this sometimes. I remember promising my mom I would keep up with my diary. Ha! Here’s what I wrote in most of it. “Dear Diary. Nothing … Continue reading

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A Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to Making Believe, the blog of fantasy author D.L. Gardner! I hope you are enjoying the blog hop scavenger hunt, and that you’ll come back and visit again! My novel Ian’s Realm Saga is one of the prizes for … Continue reading

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Why Fantasy?

Those who know me know I am an advocate for the creative, for the far fetched. For lands and times beyond. I do not disguise my eagerness to day dream any more. Continue reading

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Making More (stories)

I’ve been lured into the NaNoWriMo Camp. I tried keeping up with writing a novel in July once before but the summer just hit me too hard and there were just too many other things to do other than write. … Continue reading

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Making up for lost time.

I have not been keeping up with my blog. I wonder though if people have been reading blogs as fluently as they used to.  I don’t know. I follow some and then feel like all the information I obtain from … Continue reading

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Making Stories

Just for fun, and because my blog has been on the back burner far too long, I thought I would post some of the illustrations I did for my series, since they have become obsolete. Perhaps you’re wondering why I … Continue reading

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