Author Archives: Mandy Dawson

The Trick to Writing

Write at the Merge, Week 44

When the sun sets on All Hallow’s Eve, blanketing the landscape in darkness, it is said the line between the living and the dead, the fantasy and the reality is tenuous. It flickers through the night like the flame in a jack o’lantern, melding realms until we don’t know what is truth. It’s the time…

The Rules of Writing a Novel

Write on the Merge Wrap Up

I adored reading everyone’s “from scratch” posts this week! Of course, because I read on my phone that means my comments were few and far apart. Do you ever find yourself doing that? There was just one thing, a tiny thing really, but the fruit in that box? They’re not peaches. They’re apricots. Plump, juicy,…