Tag Archives: world building

Orangey Sky – Bringing a Worldbuilding Element to Life

When my stories evolve from one draft to another there’s little that’s as thrilling as witnessing the stages of improvement. That’s the big picture. Looking closer, there are the insights that lead to positive changes to characters, creatures, and settings. … Continue reading

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My NaNoWriMo Self-Motivational Rant

It’s time for a talk with myself… Is it November yet? It feels like it given the way I’m racing the clock this month leading up to NaNoWriMo. For last year’s NaNo I wrote a sequel, which diminished my planning … Continue reading

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The Struggle Between Burnout and Inspiration

My mind is in the middle of an intersection at the moment where they forgot to install a traffic signal and there’s been a massive pileup. I’ve done little but edit all year and it’s worn me down. A couple … Continue reading

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Hyper Creativity

And so it begins… My novel planning process initates with tiny pieces swirling around in my head. At a certain point critical pieces come together, the accumulation of dust and gas that in space would be a planet forming. NaNoWriMo … Continue reading

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Passing Worldbuilding Through the Magic System Filter

Magic systems. They’re central to fantasy no matter what your brand of fantasy is. Writing down what you develop to keep the system consistent is advice I’ve stressed countless times. It’s equally important to use that system as a filter … Continue reading

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Experiment on the Horizon

Yet again NaNoWriMo is on the horizon. It’s still over two months away, but it’s the thinking now that leads to formal preparation in October. This year might be my sixth NaNo in a row, but it’s going to be … Continue reading

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Worldbuilder

It was her world, that made it special… To read the latest poem on the website, please join me HERE.

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One Location Leads to Another and Back Again

It’s amazing the strange routes my mind takes on the way to exploring a part of my world. Back in November, 2015, and after finishing my second NaNo project, I launched into writing short stories. They’d finally clicked for me … Continue reading

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Interview!

Between working extra hours on the job for the rest of June and trying to finish this edit on Trust in the Forgotten, I’m swamped until July (when I’ll start editing A River in Each Hand. Still, I have something … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another…

A person could spend a lifetime world building and never capture all the intricacies associated with all the cultures in their fantasy world. That’s why I address the basics and a little bit more. Think of it as a Hollywood … Continue reading

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