Tag Archives: magic

The Missing Character Crisis

Crisis averted. In the span of a week I stumbled in drafting my WIP, dove into crisis control, abandoned the story (temporarily), penned a novella, and returned to the WIP. Strangely, poor planning caused the problem, yet it was advance … Continue reading

Posted in Main Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A New Project: Summoning Shadows

I took the plunge. In the end, I write for me and this is what Me wanted to do. The backstory story I started last month (and also finished last month) felt too comfortable to leave alone. I agonized over … Continue reading

Posted in Main Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vistanna

*A glance at my protagonist, Vistanna Ravinka Martavian. Half shadow, half light, halfway between a place that was and never was… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave

Posted in Ontyre, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing Backstory as Story

Backstory. In the past I’ve tried all manner of approaches, from making a list of points to creating a more formal outline to writing a narrative outline, which I still do for plotting. My method has now evolved again and … Continue reading

Posted in Main Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Bridge in Distant Farthing

Outside the bedroom, Merelda Phlane leaned her head back against the wall and resisted the desire to conjure a demon who’d end the torment each night brought. Losing the love of her life in a tragic, misguided war across the … Continue reading

Posted in Main Blog, Other Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Revisiting World Building in Pannulus

The Pannulus map is done, but more important, it’s done far ahead of schedule. Another map? Yup, but the story for this one is different than the other two. The focus for Tremjara and Carrdia was mapmaking over world building … Continue reading

Posted in Main Blog, Ontyre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Maps & New Writing

Time for a old-fashioned update since I’ve completed a multitude of projects recently. There are other projects in-progress and many others waiting in the wings, but as of late completion has been the word of the day. Let’s begin… • … Continue reading

Posted in Main Blog, Ontyre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tremjara Unveiled

It’s done. I can’t put it more concisely than that. It’s done. The Tremjara map is finished. Three years. It’s taken longer than a novel does for many. If I count all the early, more crude versions then it’s been … Continue reading

Posted in Main Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writing Before the Dawn

The remains of the night cloaked the chill… To read this poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Understanding Your Own World Building

When world building, you should understand how your own rules work so you know how to apply them when new circumstances crop up. It isn’t enough to “just make up stuff.” A few years ago I made the decision to … Continue reading

Posted in Main Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment