Am I the only one who finds naming incredibly difficult?  I’ve gotten past naming people, mostly by combining character names from things I’ve read in the past, but I’m getting to the point where I need to name THINGS.  Like the nation I’ve created, and the states (counties? proviences? see my issue????) that make it […]


Has anyone actually been able to accurately describe a sunset?  I was watching the sky while driving home this evening (super safe, I know) and I cannot imagine how to verbalize the drama I saw painted across the sky.  To the east the sky gave in to the darkness slowly, gently, but to the west […]

After The Announcement

Denereph felt her sister enter before she saw her, Piri fussing around her to remove the Circulet.  Mostly there was a sense of wonder and excitement coming from her twin, but there was a definite twist of irritation as well. “You knew about that.”  If Denereph hadn’t known Analissa better, that might have sounded downright […]


I’m writing a fantasy novel.  Because OF COURSE I AM, have we met, I’m a nerd, let’s move on.  I’m very very concerned that my characters be well rounded and believable as human beings, not just flat two dimensional characters.  I’m writing scenes that I know I have no intention of using, just because it gives me […]


Welcome, iwantbelleslibrary readers!  I am also a writer, which I’ve been obsessing over a bit lately, so I’ve chosen to create a separate blog to deal with that aspect of my obsessive life.  For those who don’t get it, the title is a reference to Ewan McGregor’s character in Moulin Rouge, whose desk overlooks the Moulin Rouge […]