What were Daniel and Castle up to?

I started working on a new story yesterday, and when I say working on, I mean writing.  For fans of The Chain, this story takes place at the same time.  Wait, what?

A Study in Shadows picks up in chapter 6 of The Chain, by retelling a pivotal scene between Daniel and Castle.  This time it is from Daniel's perspective.  That changes a lot.

I've toyed around with this story for a while.  It was in my notes as backstory to The Pearl, but I thought it would be more fun to tell the story on its own.  I was right.

In The Chain, we learn that Daniel is going to learn the arts of the Secret Keepers, and a couple chapters later, we see him using them.  I didn't include his lessons in the book because I thought it was a distraction from the rest of the story.  As its own story though, it is powerful.

Since Daniel is taking over the series in The Pearl, I thought I would share this story about his experience in The Chain so I could try out some things, and to start getting your feedback about the character.

When it is finished, I will give the story away for free to all the subscribers to my newsletter.  If you are not already one of them, sign up:

If you would like to be a part of testing and perfecting the story, follow me on social media.  I will be sharing links to drafts.

I am so excited to be back in the world of the Dragons of Night.  Have the fun.

The Wand and Weaver: The Pearl Story Engine

I just finished the Story Engine for Wand and Weaver: The Pearl.  Honestly, I don't expect that to mean much to any of you, it is a very high concept pass over the story used in Dramatica to make sure that you have all of your bases covered.  For more information on Dramatica, you can study the theory here.

My other version has detail on each of these points, but since that information contains a lot of spoilers for this and the next book, I thought I would just share the Story Engine.  If you have any questions about it, I would love to answer them, so leave your questions in the comments.

You asked for more, and your got a get it – Wand and Weaver: The Chain Special Edition coming soon

You know how much I love getting your feedback, and your feedback on The Chain has been amazing.  You want more, and I am going to give it to you.

As I am working on the pre-writing for the new books, I will also be putting together a Special Expanded Edition of The Chain for you.  Now this is not a ploy to get more money out of you.  This is something the fans asked for, and it is something the fans are going to get.

Everyone who purchased or purchases a digital copy of The Chain will receive the Special Edition for free.  If you bought the Kindle version of the book, the revised copy will include a bunch of extras within the book.  Everyone else will be able to access these features from the site.

I wish I could include them in the digital version for all formats, but at this time only the Kindle format allows for it.

There is still time to suggest features for the Special Edition, either on this Branch, in the comments here, or through any of the other ways you connect with me.

As always, thank you all so much for your love and support.  I am just glad I could give something back.

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In the Light of the Moon

In the Light of the Moon

I wrote a free Valentine's Day story for you all.  I hope you enjoy it.

Alone again on Valentine's Day, Sirel goes into the wilds to camp, and encounters the Moon Spirit, who challenges her to embrace her nature; but as her wings rise in the moonlight and her desire to take her ex boyfriend's heart grows too strong, she must learn the price of love is sacrifice, before she casts her shadow over him to feed on his heart.