Understanding Your Own World Building

When world building, you should understand how your own rules work so you know how to apply them when new circumstances crop up. It isn’t enough to “just make up Continue Reading →

World of Ontyre: Partials

So often when I talk about Ontyre it’s about geography or magic. Okay, that’s pretty cool stuff, but in truth when I write the tales of Ontyre I’m not focused Continue Reading →

Who Was She?

No need for brute force or power where finesse would do. She knew her mind. Smaller, maybe not as physically strong, she let her mind make up the difference. There Continue Reading →

Love on the Page

Love, the deep abiding kind to which she’d clung to with hope, a love that never happened, she kept it in a drawer—just in case, a closed drawer closed to Continue Reading →

World of Ontyre: Magic Basics

The World of Ontyre. Over the years on this blog I’ve not spoken of it as much as one might expect. Much of the reason was I didn’t want to Continue Reading →

Stepping Stones

Breaking free from a conversation that was empty words anyway, Jennifer Nile folded her arms and wandered along the side of the hollow home. Let the men talk, she’d look Continue Reading →

The ALL

The idea came to her out of nowhere, but maybe not, maybe there was inspiration. Maybe it was born in a vista’s humbling moment or while running fingers over the Continue Reading →

Riparia

*This poem is inspired by my series’ protagonist, Riparia Dellbane. It touches on her origins… A child of the riverbank, of the river, the Sentinel, it was called. In a Continue Reading →

What IS in a Name?

Truly big decisions are sometimes a long time coming and none is bigger than the name of a series’ protagonist. She, or he, is the series’ fictitious face of the Continue Reading →

Keys

Her fingertips poised above the keyboard hovering… a tentative touch here, a poke there, a word formed, and then another, a string, a chain, sentences appeared… a gateway to a Continue Reading →