Author Archives: Alisha Klapheke

Character Study

currently playing on my laptop: Lucky by Aurora Last week when I was in Frothy Monkey (a local coffee shop), I began studying the faces around me. This is a writer thing. I am not original in this. But I … Continue reading

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Drafting Is My Favorite

currently playing on my laptop: Trance to Study by: All Nighter by Delta Notch If you get a bunch of writers together, two questions will always come up. What is your favorite part of the writing process? What is your … Continue reading

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Long Time, No See

currently playing on my laptop: True Feeling by Galantis Hello people!!! I’ve missed blogging! The last months have been a whirlwind of writing and being a mother and learning to love myself again. I went through a weird, emotionally rough … Continue reading

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Writing and Fighting: Come Along Wrist Grab

currently playing on my laptop: Electric Landlady by Kila As most of you know, I teach mixed martial arts and self defense when I’m not writing fantasy. Sometimes I make videos to discuss writing and those videos oftentimes give instruction … Continue reading

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Truth in Fantasy: How A Court of Mist and Fury Changed my Thinking

currently playing on my laptop: Desire by Meg Myers (warning: explicit) I stumbled onto a blog post by one Mitta Thakrar and now I can’t stop smiling. She detailed how she used to really like (I’m totally paraphrasing) Edward Cullen … Continue reading

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Day in the Life of an Author: Summertime

*currently playing in my ears: Growing up Londinium by Daniel Pemberton * currently reading: a friend’s fantasy manuscript because my life is pretty great* (Above right: what most see Above left: what writers see) My family and I drove a … Continue reading

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Japan: Serene and Chaotic

currently playing on my laptop: Soldier by Fleurie    what I’m currently reading: First Year (Black Mage series) by Rachel E. Carter and Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova In March I hopped on a plane to Japan. Quite a … Continue reading

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