The April Writing Challenge of 2019 -- which led to this year's daily podcast challenge in April -- was in reaction to my desperate need to write a fantasy as well as develop more titles for this pen name.
To Wield the Wind was born, based on an escapist idea from a title that gave me so much trouble the summer before (for another pen name). I sketched out the bones of a story then set it aside when the other manuscript finally took off.
The ideas that developed during that writing challenge continued to evolve, resulting in To Charm the
Wind and To Curse the Wyre, published this year in late January and early March ... and bundled together in early April as Spells of Air.
Now we have a continued celebration of the writing challenge: the audio files for the 1st chapters of each of those novellas.
To Wield the Wind
This episode of The Write Focus presents an excerpt of the result of April's Writing Challenge, the first chapter of To Wield the Wind, a fantasy novella by Remi Black.
Sprites and gobbers, rock trolls and an ice huldra, a sorceress and shape-shifting wyre, all troubles for Orielle, a wizard on a mission into the Wilding.
The next two Wednesdays in May will present the sequels that evolved from To Wield the Wind. Without the writing challenge, no trilogy would exist.
In addition, we have a check-in for the current work in progress, as well as in starting a new WIP.
To Charm the Wind
To Curse the Wyre
Also contains a comment about the importance of Avoiding Repetition of Obstacles when writing a series.
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