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Christmas Cheer

Mid-December, today. Honesty compels me to admit that I probably won’t be writing much until after Christmas now. That’s probably okay. I participated in NaNoWriMo this year to push myself on my word count, and it was pretty productive – not only in terms of word count, but also in …

Floating Fire

Last night I dreamed that my family decided to sell our house and move into a floating house – it was a …

Reasons Why My Husband is Lovely

It is brutally cold in Saskatoon this morning. After coming home from running a bunch of errands, I messaged Ian. me: “I …

Great Opening Sentences From Classic Fantasy Novels

“Diaries are kept by men: strong brushstrokes on smooth mulberry paper, gathered into sheaves and tied with ribbon and placed in a lacquered box.”
The Fox Woman, Kij Johnson

“When a man you know to be of sound mind tells you his recently deceased mother has just tried to climb in his bedroom window and eat him, you only have two basic options.”
The Steel Remains, Richard K. Morgan

“The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault.”
Blood Rites: A Novel of the Dresden Files, Jim Butcher

“Locke Lamora’s rule of thumb was this: a good confidence game took three months to plan, three weeks to rehearse, and three seconds to win or lose the victim’s trust forever.”
The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch

“One cannot raise walls against what has been forgotten.”
The Darkness That Comes Before, R. Scott Bakker

“Kaiku was twenty harvests of age the first time she died.”
The Weavers of Saramyr, Chris Wooding