Tag Archives: worldbuilding

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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2021: Editing, Worldbuilding, and Maybe More

These are uncertain times, but my purpose in 2021 is anything but uncertain. That purpose includes editing and catching up on the worldbuilding I’ve ignored for too long. Apply myself and I’ll be that much closer to publication. The General … Continue reading

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In Defense of Editing

In high school, oh how I detested editing, though then it always included rewriting. There were no laptops and desktops. I had an old manual typewriter, all my school papers had to be written by hand. Thus was my dislike … Continue reading

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