Up in the Air: “Good Gad, Nigel”

Up in the Air: “Good Gad..

Posted June 13, 2018 by Reina in Steampunk, WIP Wednesday / 0 Comments

Waiting for the gas bag to be refilled… “Good Gad, Nigel, the old man can certainly eat his share and then some.” Nodding, Nigel leaned a bit closer to Windel so that even the porters standing guard behind them couldn’t hear. “Careful, I heard his hearing is even better than his appetite.” They watched in […]

Reworking books can feel like Recycling

Reworking books can feel like ..

With the closing of Kindle Worlds coming up in July, many of the KW authors are working on revamping the stories that will be republished without the connection to the original CANON material.  Besides renaming the characters, which can be a struggle on its own, there’s also the matter of introducing the characters that you’ve […]

Before Romance…

Before Romance…

Posted June 9, 2018 by Reina in Kindle Worlds / 0 Comments

My first Kindle Worlds story was “Carried Away” – which ended up in the Foreworld Saga of stories and was based on a series of Graphic Novels called Suffrajitsu – about Jiujitsu trained female bodyguards of the Suffrage movement… I was the one female author in the group selected to write, it was hard to […]

Voice – the Everlasting Search

Voice – the Everlasting ..

Posted June 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts / 0 Comments

When you walk into a museum or a gallery and see a painting, sometimes you can just ‘tell’ who painted it. Blurred strokes, waterlilies, dreamy colors… Monet, right? (We have this painting here in Honolulu) Stars, watered-down images, directional brush strokes… Van Gogh? You got it! But, that’s not ‘just’ it. Artists go through their […]

Position & Positioning – Let’s talk about…

Position & Positioning &#..

Posted June 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts / 0 Comments

Position and Positioning First of all, apologies to the Sherman Brothers for using their song title for a title, but it fits, if only in it’s surface.  The original song is in their 1976 Movie version of the Cinderella story and talks about class and rank in a feudal society… But me? Umm… I’m going […]

Navigating the ‘Muse’-fields

Navigating the ‘MuseR..

Posted June 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts / 0 Comments

“You know, if I just had some time, I could write a book.” That’s one I’ve hear a number of times. And it’s true. Given a little time, you could write a book. That’s how I do it. Take time + Dedication + Pressure + Deadlines + Anxiety…. there’s a lot of things that go into a book/novella/novel. For […]

The Cosmic Cork

The Cosmic Cork

Posted June 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts / 0 Comments

The Cosmic Cork. I know what you’re thinking… What? Wait, what?But let’s roll with it, okay? A long time ago in a fandom far away, I ran a website that was an “Oral History” for actors, crew, and fans that were there on set. People would share pictures and first hand stories about the TV […]

Holding Out for a Hero… a Beta Hero

Holding Out for a Hero… ..

Posted June 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts / 0 Comments

Holding Out for a Hero… a BETA HERO When I hear/read about heroes, most times the word that comes before it is Alpha Alphas are the leader of the pack, the rough and tumble man who runs head first into the fray. The guy that can sword fight the enemy and defeat the Huns all […]

Not a Photo Bomb…. I’m Talking about a Muse Bomb!

Not a Photo Bomb…. IR..

Posted June 8, 2018 by Reina in Blog Posts / 0 Comments

Focus! That work has meant a lot to me through the years. In photography, FOCUS helps you make a clear picture. In dance, FOCUS kept me upright and not sprawled on the ground after a bunch of turns. I would say ‘in labor’ … but really FOCUS went out the window for me then. But […]