Hello and thank you for visiting my new and improved website! It is with great joy that I announce that I am in the process of redoing the Clarion of Destiny series. After finishing the series, I received a lot of positive feedback, saying that the books were engaging and kept everyone at the edge of their seats, but I also received a lot of feedback on my own spelling and grammatical mistakes. I have spent a lot of time editing, proofreading, and making the novels as good as possible for my readers. If you are new to reading Clarion of Destiny, welcome and I hope you will come to appreciate the adventures of Leena as much as I do.

You may have also noticed that the website and novels have a very new look and feel. I would like to extend my personal gratitude to the artist Amber Mac for doing the wonderful artwork for the new and improved Clarion of Destiny books. You can find a link to her gallery within the Links section of this website!

How Many Words Should Be Cut From the First Draft in the Initial Edit?

Posted by Franz McLaren

I read an article this weekend that said we should strive to remove ten percent from our first draft in the initial edit. The article did not explain why ten percent. I’m guessing the idea was to get writers to carve at least that much fat from their story, but still it gave me a chuckle.READ MORE...

Franz Stephen McLaren