Once upon a time, there was a young girl who loved exploring imaginary worlds, meeting extraordinary characters, and experiencing exciting adventures through the joy of fiction.

All grown up now, with thirty-eight years of life experience under her belt and a decades-long desire to tell her own stories, it’s time for this girl to take her first steps on the path to becoming a published author. Come along with me as I explore the craft of writing a novel, give my opinions on the fantasy genre in general and several key points in particular, and learn about the perils, pitfalls, and (hopefully) triumphs of self-publishing.

I’ll be providing weekly thoughts and lessons learned on all aspects of writing fiction, especially fantasy fiction. Join me as I flesh out my worldbuilding process, learn to outline properly for the first time in more than twenty years of writing fanfiction, and refresh myself on the basics of the English language.

Occasionally, I’ll end up having an opinion on fantasy that I want to share with you. I have a lot of opinions, so this could get interesting. I expect polite discourse in comments, if you feel inclined.

Eventually, I will begin my self-publishing journey. I invite you all to follow along as I trudge through the complexities of budgeting, marketing, editing, and oh so much more.

If you’re as excited to see where this journey takes me as I am, go ahead and subscribe to see more! While you’re at if, if you’d like, give me a follow on any of my social media platforms. I’ll be happy to engage with you there or here!

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© Allyson Pauley 2021

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