Category Archives: Ontyre

This is general information pertaining to the continent, Ontyre, that is located in the fantasy world I created for my book series. Here you’ll find background facts, maps, and diagrams that are helpful to understanding the world in which my characters live.

Establishing Monthly Map Goals

The more time I spend writing Ontyre stories the less I seem to know about our world. I suppose that makes sense. I am the leading expert on the World of Ontyre, after all. I really can’t say that about … Continue reading

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Dismantling a World

Nothing you write is ever truly wasted. A case in point… Many, many years ago, when I was building the world of Ontyre, I envisioned medieval-like stories. The Tolkien influence was strong in those days (still there, but not quite … Continue reading

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The Evolving Magic System

My new fantasy world building law of magic? No matter the genre, level of societal or technological advancement—it should work. When I first developed my fantasy world my intention was it would suit a medieval setting. You know, swords, spells, … Continue reading

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Gryphon Gray Deleted Scene

Feeling a little like an archeologist and taking the blog in a new direction this week sharing a passage I unearthed. It’s been six months since I shared Gryphon Gray on the blog and the other day I discovered a … Continue reading

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Camp NaNo Excerpt: Fall of Baris

Chaos. That’s my life until the first of August. I’ve a mountain of work needing done and so when I committed to drafting yet another novel this month I vowed I’d finish it by the 31st. Silly me. It’s running … Continue reading

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Camp NaNo Excerpt: The Aperture

So, in keeping with taking a vacation of sorts from the blog, I’m leaning heavily on a first draft excerpt again this week. Well, it’s a vacation if you don’t count the almost 81K words I’ve written since the first … Continue reading

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Another Camp NaNoWriMo Excerpt

I’m a poor (at best) swimmer and this month I’m swimming upstream during Camp NaNoWriMo trying to complete an entire draft in thirty-one days. That’s right, I’m not talking about the November NaNo goal of 50k (passed that yesterday), but … Continue reading

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A Camp NaNoWriMo Excerpt

I’m taking a bit of a break this month while the world cooks outside in the heat and Camp NaNoWriMo is in full swing. Last night we had a 5.8 earthquake, which is a big deal in a region that … Continue reading

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Gryphon Gray

*Presented here complete, a historical Ontyre tale taking place in the elfin homeland of Mythwyll located in western Ontyre. M’Ameth, follows her brother to a dangerous, uncertain destiny atop a steep peak pursued by the certain death she’s already witnessed. … Continue reading

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A Map Comes Alive!

It’s map time! In case you haven’t guessed maps are one of my favorite topics. I dearly love writing—there’s no finer main course—but I love my map making dessert, too, because it provides the opportunity to explore my visually artistic … Continue reading

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