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When Worldbuilding Spawns Gifts

This is another story about worldbuilding spawning an element I didn’t realize existed until years later. Like—oh, I don’t know—about twenty years later? It’s another reason I’m grateful for my own worldbuilding. I’m referring to mysquanmic volcanism. It came about … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: Where My Interests Go To Thrive

So often it seems the blog posts I draft lead one to the next in a logical sequence. Kind of sounds like a book. This week is no exception. Last week I related my struggles and varied interests in school … Continue reading

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Worldbuilder

A place she’d seen, at first a pinpoint of light waiting in the darkness. It expanded, land rising as mountains, falling as great seas. Communities awoke, cultures spread, good and evil, the gray between, all finding a place to mix … Continue reading

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Solving a 20 Year-Old Worldbuilding Problem

The title isn’t a typo or a trick to hook you into reading this post. This last week I literally solved a 20-year worldbuilding issue on the heels of two breakthrough moments. A two decade long snag? That’s right. I … 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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Tremjara Map

After over a year I’ve realized that since moving back into my WP site that I never placed maps in the map menu. Whoops. So, it’s time to change that and a good place to start is with the largest … Continue reading

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The Moment When I Saved a Novel

I write otherworld fantasy with spells and potions and this month I’m beginning to wonder if I’m under a spell. A good spell. One where the fragmented pieces of my writing begin to come together. Oh how unexpected! Oh how … Continue reading

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Writing What’s Most Important

Instead of drafting this post on Tuesday, I drafted it on Saturday. I needed the variety of tasks that day while riding out the aftermath of my second dose of vaccine. I received it late Friday morning and only suffered … Continue reading

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How Targeted Worldbuilding Aids My Storytelling

Worldbuilding is more than magic, it’s about choosing the right bedrock to build your stories upon. This became more clear to me when I began experimenting with my approach to revising. In the past, I’ve either worked on Carrdia novels … Continue reading

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Structure Within Structure

Structure within structure. Simple. So then, why is it that sometimes I have to have an out-of-body experience and slap myself to remember what I already know? It began a couple of years ago when faced with developing Riparia’s Bk4. … Continue reading

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