October Update

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The new cover is looking good, the manuscript has been submitted for a content edit, and I’ve begun to seek auditions from audiobook narrators.  Progress! In the meanwhile, I thought I’d offer some thoughts on human conflict that have been dancing about my brain lately. Conflict is everywhere, in political, social, and interpersonal realms.  With […]

Win Some FREE LFD Art!!

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Enter the Giveaway! Surf on over to our Facebook page and enter to win a 12″ x 16″ canvas of Looking for Dei art! https://www.facebook.com/lookingfordei/posts/1099779576821527 The art is on canvas with a wood frame, depicting two characters in the novel, Nara and Kayna, or the prologue scene (little girl blowing on dandelion seeds). See the […]

A bit about runes…

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July update, 2017 Someone I care very much about happens to be fascinated with names. And words. And languages. By age nine, this interesting person had already accumulated half a dozen baby-name books. Not because she was obsessed with motherhood, but because the actual names, their pronunciations, and their origins transfixed her. Quite often I […]

Desktop Wallpaper Crafted for You!

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Hello friends, I just received some new art in, and crafted some desktop wallpapers for you.  The first is a repurposing of the cover art.  The second is from new art, inspired by the prologue. Both wallpapers are set at a resolution of 2880×1800, but should scale down to smaller desktops. Simply click on the […]

Creative Writing and Cover Design

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I’ve been spending time with audiobooks and Photoshop. Friends, I just finished a great creative-writing audiobook from James Hynes. What a fantastic listen! Hynes touches on character development, dialogue, point-of-view, and plot development. He delivers wisdom, but also encouragement, sharing a mature perspective on a writer’s challenges, and what can be expected from the lifestyle. […]

June Update, 2017

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Progress on Looking for Dei keeps marching along! In an effort to launch the reader into the good stuff right away, I’ve shortened the prologue to just a couple of pages. I now sprinkle the backstory of the prophecy and world-building throughout the book.   As I sit here, drinking my coffee and typing away […]

How it all started

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I’ve always wanted to write a novel.  As a young man, I remember telling my friends that I was going to spend my life raising kids and writing books.  Well, I raised the kids, and now it’s time to write the books! Looking for Dei started as many novels do, with a smattering of hair-brained ideas bouncing […]

Welcome!

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Welcome to my author page, where you can join me on the journey to publishing my first novel, Looking for Dei.  In the coming months, I’ll be posting excerpts of the book to pique your curiosity, progress updates as I move forward, and a historical timeline of the novel’s development. Stay tuned! -Dave Willson