Sunday, October 6, 2019

Dragonling.com is gone

Greetings readers,

I just wanted to post some news regarding my domain, Dragonling.com. After almost 20 years, I have decided to let that domain expire, without renewal. Dragonling.com was the domain I used for the virtual medieval fantasy realm called The Dark Forest Realm. It was a realm created from numerous webpages that were all linked together so the visitor could go from place to place to learn about the medieval way of life. It was used for roleplaying, chatting, exploring and just for the fun of exploring.



I hope to find another more flexible domain that will allow me to promote my current blog, World of Tiaera, as well as my craft projects. I am shopping for the best, most affordable domain service. So far, it looks like Google domains is what I need.


I welcome your votes and suggestions in the comments below. Once I have a new domain, I may attempt to rebuild the Dark Forest Realm as a "virtual museum" to explore and enjoy.

Thanks to all who visited Dragonling.com. Come here to my blog for further news and the usual stories and books I offer.

Farewell Dragonling.com... 20 years of service and fun.




Friday, May 10, 2019

New POV for Dark Fae Crossing

I have received some feedback from one of the members of our local writers group that suggests I use the Omniscient POV instead of the First Person POV for Dark Fae Crossing.  This would mean a lot of changes to my current story, but it may make reading my story easier. Since Kalamity will no longer be telling her story, there would be less archaic words and phrases used overall. The only time the reader would read any archaic words would be in the dialogs between characters. This POV was used in both "Realmwalkers" and "Fayre Sea." I did not use Omniscient POV for "The Priestess and the Ravenknight", but that was a much shorter story.

Normally, I do not make such a drastic change to my stories on the basis of one person's feedback, but I have thought long on this, looked over my other two books and I think this is necessary.

I have a love of old archaic words and I strive to use them correctly in my novels, but I must consider the difficulty it creates for readers who buy and read my books. Therefore, since this new story is becoming quite long, I am going to rewrite it again in the Omniscient POV.  I hope to have a NEW Part 1 posted in the next few days.

Please let me know your feedback over this decision. Did you ever have to change a story POV right in the middle of writing it? Why did you do it? Did the change help?

Let me know in the comments section below.