Tag Archives: fantasy

Keeping a Series Dynamic

The number of pitfalls when writing a novel become compounded when they’re a part of a series. It’s an ever-present danger while I work on The Kovenlore Chronicles, reinforced each time I read (or put down) a series. The adage … Continue reading

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Confused in Plain Sight – It Happens

Who knows why we do the things we do sometimes. I’m no exception. Contradictions? As an INFJ personality type I’m full of them. On the one hand, I’ve been gloriously as prolific, created countless maps, and developed extensive worldbuilding. The … Continue reading

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Ink

Tomorrow place, forever land, a world of ink meant for pages, trauma transformed in meditation, what was once pain at last a hurt that passes through, a wound repurposed. Not a past rewritten, but a new perspective, tales for hearts … Continue reading

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A Return to Orangey Sky – Life to Setting to Character

Were I to go through my drafted novels and list all the influences it’d require a lifetime. Quite often, I pull from multiple influences in the same paragraph. Just as my characters are composites, so too are my locations. This … Continue reading

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Pannulus Map

In my efforts to add my major maps to the Map tab I now arrive at Pannulus. I can think of the Tremjara map as my epic achievement. Carrdia, being my first map, has, like its name, become a piece … Continue reading

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Carrdia Map

Here I am again talking about maps and adding another map to my map menu on the WP site. This week it’s Carrdia, the nation at the heart of the continent. This, everyone, is the first map I made for … Continue reading

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Charting a Better Course

It’s June, summer nears, and I passed a significant anniversary date on May 31st that was the beginning of something big. Yoga. A lot of people take up yoga to some extent or another, but my story also explores the … Continue reading

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Catching-up to My Subconscious

Alas, yes, this is another story about me stumbling and bumbling my way only to realize what I should have known in the first place. I should probably think of myself as the little whirlwind who could. I get things … Continue reading

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The Immeasurable Value of the Companion Creature

The most difficult part about writing this blog post has been keeping it beneath an insane length. I wanted a little fun this week and nothing is more fun than animal companions (sidekicks), especially in fantasy where you can really … Continue reading

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How Characters Respond

I’m continuing to draft, and doing so for the first time in the month of May. It’s a difficult month for me for a number of reasons and I’m hoping drafting will help. Most important to me at the moment … Continue reading

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