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 →

Moment So Strange

Moment so strange… time awareness in the present moment. What came before: written stories, tales… history, they call it, moments before we came. How strange… a future too advanced to 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 →

Be Yourself

“Be yourself, but with a little less this and a little more that, and try not to do most everything you’re doing.” “Be yourself,” it’s amazing how often it’s heard Continue Reading →

Writing Beyond My Headlights

The NaNo aftermath. I’m toasted more than usual. Burned. Well, maybe not that bad, but that’s me talking today and not yesterday. First off, I’m not going to talk about Continue Reading →

Healthy Synapses

Construction, destruction. The past that was, becomes today’s imagination, a reminder that there’s always change. Streets blocked, patched, and lined, the quick way of yesterday has become warning signs. Routine Continue Reading →

No Longer Waiting

Seeing the end, ignoring and denying becoming wondering and knowing. Understanding might be wisdom, but it’s also inner reality, truths we can touch within. Who, then, to love, if not Continue Reading →