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on Motives to Writing

Why do we do the things we do? Motivation to the apparently inexplicable is a theme throughout Malmaxa. Few things are ever done “for no reason”, but to comprehend the reasons for apparently inexplicable acts we need to understand the … Continue reading

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on What my writing Isn’t

Someone on Twitter was kind enough to send me a comment via DM about her reasons for deciding not to read my work.   Essentially this post encapsulates her comment and my reply, which she entirely motivated. Beltamar’s War, and … Continue reading

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Editing Resumes.

Isn’t English a wonderful language?  So many ways to say the same thing, and so many things the same words can say. Does the title of the post mean I have taken up a new line of work and am … Continue reading

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Daniskira

Similar to Faroene, this is a character poem wrenched from the heart of the Symbologist, Daniskira. As poetry so often does, it lays bare words, feelings, and fears that Daniskira dare not consider while she remains trapped inside my epic … Continue reading

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The Facets, of Character.

What elements lend life to imagined character? Katie Salers, a young lady I had the good fortune of meeting on Twitter, recently published a review of Beltamar’s War. I am sure she would appreciate it if you’d pop over to … Continue reading

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What lies between the lines.

I recently wrote, “One of the downsides of being a writer is that not only do we write words that aren’t there, fully expecting people to intuitively see them, but we also tend to read words that are never written.“ … Continue reading

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Beltamar’s War. Re-Release!

If you’re book reviewer I’d like to hear from you. If you’re a book reviewer who enjoys complex, thought provoking works like The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, or The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, I’d really … Continue reading

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My daughter Julia’s review of Beltamar’s War.

Magic of demise is misting the air here, drifting into the life of all around, poisoning it. All those who bear the marks will be forgiven. Living a lie, yes most are. Memories are warped by the color of their … Continue reading

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Marks of Family

Our beloved daughter Julia sent me the image below. The wording down the image’s side is a quote from my work, Malmaxa. While writing the first book in the series, Beltamar’s War, I asked each of my children how they … Continue reading

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The Z-Axis.

A review by Amira K. Makansi, originally hosted on her blog, “The Z Axis.”  The full, un-edited text of Amira’s review appears below. Book Review: “Beltamar’s War (Malmaxa)” by C.G. Ayling I was really thrilled to have the opportunity to read … Continue reading

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A daughter’s “warmth”.

Today, is my birthday – which is good news for someone with a memory like mine. You see, yesterday was my Godfather’s birthday – which means it’s pretty easy for me to remember mine! Anyway my youngest daughter, Julia, has … Continue reading

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