Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The WOVEN A to Z Challenge: X is for The Ax!

I dedicate this A to Z Challenge to Tina Downey, one of the A to Z Challenge founders and one of the brightest bloggers who sadly left us last year. Harder still, she was in a secret support group that I'm part of. The best way I can honor Tina, who was excited about and never had the opportunity to read my debut, I've teamed up with Father Dragon to present short bios and character portraits from Woven. I'll write the bios and all art is created by Al Diaz. I hope you enjoy this visual tribute to our friend, Tina.

This next entry is a bit of a cheat. This is the letter X, after all. And who better to complement us with a cheat than Tassin the dwarf?

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X is for The aX

A useful tool for cutting down trees and chopping up wood, Axes have served the people of Avërand well for hundreds of years. Sometimes they get dull or rusty, much like Nels's before he sneaked his way to the festival. But in the wrong hands, an ax could be used for a more nefarious purpose. No one could've expected that the fate of Nels will be forever changed by bringing a new ax home from the festival...
Tomorrow: Y is for Yalva

To learn more about Woven, please visit Wovenbook.com  

I'm David, and "he needed a new ax anyway."


  1. Bummer he picked that ax, but it did change his life for the better.

  2. Interesting that a different axe would change his life. Makes you think. What will I touch today that will change my life.

  3. X can be such a challenging word. I agree with Alex.

  4. Hi David ... love Father Dragon's drawing .. great axes ... and what changes will happen from the change over .. It's great weaving of the tales and ideas together .. cheers Hilary

  5. Like all tools, in the wrong hands, it is dangerous!

  6. Not what Nels eXpected. But it was offered free and what did he know about such dangers.

  7. Good post! I hope his fate changed for the better, though...? I guess I'll have to read the book and see!

    Rachel Pattinson
    Rachel's Ramblings - full of writing, tea and cake

  8. Axes are very frightening weapons. I always think it has to be someone very strong to use one.

  9. An ax is a good weapon. I have a character that uses one too.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  10. Guess you could say he wouldn't have learned what he did, if he hadn't chosen that ax! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

  11. Oh oh-The ax does not sound good to pick up

  12. Yes, the ax is an excellent option!