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Female Friendship in Ontyre Fantasy Fiction

I don’t always set out to write themes into my work, they more often come to life on their own. When they do, I subtly enhance them later. Female friendship is a theme that entered my fiction on its own … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Animal

Animals in fiction. Truth be told, when I originally addressed the topic in 2016 it was as a joke. Then I discovered the value of animal characters in fiction. I’m keeping the original blog’s title because I loved it so … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 5 – Pannulus Emerges

We now come to the close of my not-so-little map series. I’m pleased to say we don’t close with a whimper, but with the map that most fires my fantasy map passions. The Pannulus map, in short, has a history … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 4 – Colorizing Tremjara

My little map series continues, though it isn’t so little anymore… Week1: Historical map influences. Week2: Fantasy maps and my first attempts at creating Carrdia. Week3: Creating the continent of Tremjara in B&W. This week, as promised, the topic is … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 3 – Tremjara Evolution

Oh so giddy am I! This week I get to talk about present day Ontyre maps. Ontyre is my world and sharing the maps is a bit like me taking you there for a visit. As you may recall, the … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 2 – First Carrdia Efforts

My transition from real maps to fantasy maps happened in an instant the day I opened The Fellowship of the Ring and saw Middle Earth. It was a map of imagination itself. It was an I-need-to-sit-down moment. The Middle Earth … Continue reading

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Ontyre Map Series 1 – Early Influences

Before my beloved Pannulus map there was the colorization of Ontyre, the revamped Ontyre map before that. Before my current maps there were all my mapmaking experiments over the course of a couple of decades. Before my maps, there were … Continue reading

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Introducing My Map Series

It’s virtually impossible to not be new in this new reality that is the pandemic. As difficult as it is—and it is difficult–I’m trying to be new in a positive way. I’m applying that attitude to my health, home, and … Continue reading

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Days of Site Transition Update

My site transition continues so my blog posts, for now, are basically updates. Whatever enters my mind I’m going to throw it in and move on. The website deconstruction is nearly complete. At this point, it’s an empty shell. What … Continue reading

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