BarbaraJWebb

Hey all! Workshop teaching is over for now and updates will resume next week. 
          	
          	In the meanwhile, come check out my discord! It's the best place to watch for project updates, and you can talk to other readers (and to me), and I'll even post some bonus snippets as I'm writing. 
          	
          	Also, as an immediate bonus, anyone who joins the Discord will receive a free copy of Twisted Magic (the first book) in the ebook format of your choice!
          	
          	https://discord.gg/tNb3YJPQ

BarbaraJWebb

Hey all! Workshop teaching is over for now and updates will resume next week. 
          
          In the meanwhile, come check out my discord! It's the best place to watch for project updates, and you can talk to other readers (and to me), and I'll even post some bonus snippets as I'm writing. 
          
          Also, as an immediate bonus, anyone who joins the Discord will receive a free copy of Twisted Magic (the first book) in the ebook format of your choice!
          
          https://discord.gg/tNb3YJPQ

BarbaraJWebb

Lots of stuff going up on my Patreon! You can read two weeks ahead for both Knights of the Twisted Tree and Griffon's Honor. Plus, starting next Saturday, there will be bonus scenes going up there that won't be posted to Tapas/Wattpad!
          
          Free previews of new projects, even if you're not a patron!
          
          https://www.patreon.com/BarbaraJWebb

BarbaraJWebb

As we're closing in on the end of the Twisted series, I wanted to share a preview of the next project I'll be starting. I've posted it (for free) over on my Patreon if you want to check it out!
          
          https://www.patreon.com/posts/51640687

BarbaraJWebb

Hey everyone!
          
          Sorry updates fell off there. I had an ear infection, and got my second Covid shot, and all that together knocked me down for a bit. Feeling much better now and updates will resume on Monday!

Ane456

@BarbaraJWebb so glad to hear your feeling better! Can’t wait to read more of griffons honour
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Moodyyyyyy

@ BarbaraJWebb  that's okay, glad to hear that you're better now! Knights of the twisted tree is well worth the wait,  I'm looking forward to the updates.
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anniebielaz

The twisted series is really amazing , watching the characters grow and learn , it's really captivating

BarbaraJWebb

@anniebielaz Thank you so very much! I'm so glad you're enjoying them!
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BarbaraJWebb

There is a school of thought that circles the internet that says professional entertainers shouldn’t talk about politics. 
          
          You’ll lose sales, they caution. You’ll turn away potential audience. Entertainment is some people’s escape from the real world!
          
          Maybe this is true. The trouble is, whether or not that’s a good idea, the question comes, when you’re a writer, is it even possible?
          
          My politics exist in my books. The narrative I’m building is full of characters striving towards a better world, and as the writer, I decide what that better world looks like. I decide who gets to have a happy ending. I decide the nature of the struggles my characters experience. All those ideas are shaped by my own personal beliefs of what is right, what is fair, and who gets to live the life they choose.
          
          The point is, no one who reads my work should be shocked by my politics. 
          I live in the US, and this week, we inaugurated a new president. It is, shall we say, a relief. It hasn’t sunk in yet, the full impact of this change just on my mindset, but there is a dawning, tenuous sense of hope that I haven’t known for a while.
          
          These last four years have not been great ones for creativity. Since the horror of election night in 2016, it has been as if a heavier and heavier weight has been tied to my brain and I’m only just now starting to tug at the ropes to see if it’s finally gone. 
          
          There are still a lot of problems in the world. There’s still a lot of work to do. But I’m starting to think maybe I can go back to thinking like a writer again. Maybe I can go back to being a writer again.
          
          Thank you, everyone who’s been with me on this journey. Thank you, again, readers who have stuck with me through some…let’s say…irregular schedules. 
          
          It’s a New Year.

BarbaraJWebb

@Mattman908 Let us hope. <3
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Mattman908

@BarbaraJWebb living in the US i can only hope for the same things you do. Hopefully the extremists who were given a political platform the last 4 years fade into the background once again. But I fear this is the new way of our politics in this country. I hope I'm proven wrong. It's time for rationality and reality to regain prominence in our daily lives.  ☮ 
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Magicinreading

Hi Barbara,
          
          Hope this finds you well and safe.
          You may not be a fan, but have you ever thought about writing a fan fic or series on Lord of the Rings? Perhaps something that not many have tried like the first age of the eldar.
          It seems to me there so much left in the shadows about them. Especially between the first founded kingdoms in middle earth and how they got to where Tolkien wrote the LOTR's. I know it would take some research to do however your style of writing and the depth you go into would do justice to such an undertaking. 
          
          Kindest Regards,
          Magicinreading

BarbaraJWebb

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Magicinreading

@Magicinreading Smiling(well I tried) 
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BarbaraJWebb

@Magicinreading Thank you for saying so! I've always loved that setting, and that's a neat idea, but I'm not the person to write it. It's been sooooo long since I've even read the Silmarillion, and--as you say--the research would be immense. There are other people who would be much better at it.
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BarbaraJWebb

Hey everyone! Sorry updates have been sporadic lately. Politics right now are just...ugh. Makes it hard to focus. Going to be trying my best to get you two updates a week in the coming months, but please forgive me if I can't manage that.

Ane456

@BarbaraJWebb whatever you can manage and is best for you
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Magicinreading

@BarbaraJWebb worry not we will be here waiting. 
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