Tag Archives: #writerproblems

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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I Dream of Fulfillment

It’s a pretty simple statement. I dream of fulfillment. Maybe it’s not on everyone’s mind when they get up in the morning, but it’s on mine. Every—single—morning. That fulfillment is derived from story, of course. Be it drafting, revising, or … Continue reading

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Charting a Better Course

It’s June, summer nears, and I passed a significant anniversary date on May 31st that was the beginning of something big. Yoga. A lot of people take up yoga to some extent or another, but my story also explores the … Continue reading

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When It Doesn’t Work—Until It Does

From the moment I published last week’s post I knew there was unfinished business at hand. That post, about finally unearthing a story for Following the Essence Stone, continues to fall into place. The narrative outline is done and I’m … 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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Fear and Wonder as Influences

Ontyre, like all my writing, is a product of me, good and bad. Its origins are my origins. Its vistas are a product of my vision. Its characters a remix of my experiences. Its heartbreaks and joys come from my … Continue reading

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Fixing a Timeline

Sometimes, instead of thinking outside the box, I have to find an old box to think in. My primary project at the moment is editing Riparia’s Bk3. I love the story, but I’m not sure I’ve written anything quite so … Continue reading

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The Year of Fear that Became Creative Redemption

This is about my ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, but it’s also about writing. Oh, but that’s just the beginning because, in the end, it’s about my writing salvation. At the moment the walls were closing in I found purpose. How ironic … Continue reading

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The Major Shift Point

Ah, middles. No, not mine. I really don’t want to talk about my waistline. I’m talking story middles. You know, that place where, if you aren’t careful, the story becomes a wasteland. After all, from the 1st Plot Point to … Continue reading

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A Moment of Creative Spark

Plot origins, where do they come from? The sparks that are mine come from a multitude of sources. They’re also elusive after the fact, dreams lost after waking if I don’t hold tight to them. That’s especially true of my … Continue reading

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