Dismantling a World

Nothing you write is ever truly wasted. A case in point… Many, many years ago, when I was building the world of Ontyre, I envisioned medieval-like stories. The Tolkien influence Continue Reading →

The Evolving Magic System

My new fantasy world building law of magic? No matter the genre, level of societal or technological advancement—it should work. When I first developed my fantasy world my intention was Continue Reading →

Gryphon Gray Deleted Scene

Feeling a little like an archeologist and taking the blog in a new direction this week sharing a passage I unearthed. It’s been six months since I shared Gryphon Gray Continue Reading →

Camp NaNo Excerpt: Fall of Baris

Chaos. That’s my life until the first of August. I’ve a mountain of work needing done and so when I committed to drafting yet another novel this month I vowed Continue Reading →

Camp NaNo Excerpt: The Aperture

So, in keeping with taking a vacation of sorts from the blog, I’m leaning heavily on a first draft excerpt again this week. Well, it’s a vacation if you don’t Continue Reading →

Another Camp NaNoWriMo Excerpt

I’m a poor (at best) swimmer and this month I’m swimming upstream during Camp NaNoWriMo trying to complete an entire draft in thirty-one days. That’s right, I’m not talking about Continue Reading →

Gryphon Gray

*Presented here complete, a historical Ontyre tale taking place in the elfin homeland of Mythwyll located in western Ontyre. M’Ameth, follows her brother to a dangerous, uncertain destiny atop a steep peak pursued Continue Reading →

A Map Comes Alive!

It’s map time! In case you haven’t guessed maps are one of my favorite topics. I dearly love writing—there’s no finer main course—but I love my map making dessert, too, Continue Reading →

World Building: Naming a Continent—or Not

It’s hard to believe you can fail to address a decision for so long the task becomes disproportionate to its importance. One world building question of mine went unanswered for Continue Reading →