Monthly Archives: March 2011

Answering the Plot Question

Do you outline or wing it? For budding novelists, this matter of plot is often perceived as an either/or question.  If you outline your novel, you are establishing plot expectations.  If you wing it, you develop the plot as you … Continue reading

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Fairyland: A World Corrupted

A young fairy discovers Fairyland is not quite what she’s been taught to believe.  Betrothed to a popular, successful fairy man, Laria is expected to adhere to the social mores she can’t quite understand.  She should take advantage of her … Continue reading

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Review: Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time

One of my favorite fantasy epic series is Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time. The Eye of the World The Great Hunt The Dragon Reborn The Shadow Rising The Fires of Heaven Lord of Chaos A Crown of Swords The … Continue reading

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Welcome to Caressing the Muse!

Hello!  For those who stumble across this blog without knowing me, my name is Stephanie Allen Crist.  I write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and essays.  I also provide business and resume writing services.  Here on Caressing the Muse, I will write … Continue reading

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