Maps! Maps! Maps!

Maps. They’re sometimes artifacts, often art, hopefully tools, and all wrapped in a bit of magic. They’re a fantasy writers friend, but too often cursed to the point of phobia. 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 →

Getting it Right: Painful and Priceless

Lessons teach. Painful lessons are more often retained. Painful lessons learned in public are almost impossible to forget. No lesson was less painful than my online story, which I serialized Continue Reading →

Magic Limitations

Fantasy world building. The possible considerations are infinite. Choices must be made. Some loom large and have great implications. Some are easy and require minimal thought. For instance, most authors Continue Reading →

Searching for a Genre

You’ve caught me in a moment of writing journey reflection, but I promise to move forward and step through the looking glass before the end. The weather here has climbed Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep Begins

Ontyre Map: CA Hawthorne

NaNoWriMo. If you even dabble in writing fiction you probably know what that means: National Novel Writing Month. The task? To produce, at a minimum, 50,000 words in 30 days. Continue Reading →