4 NaNos by Their Numbers and Lessons

NaNoWriMo is a week behind us now so I’m taking a last look back. Way back. Me and NaNo, we have something of a history, which NaNo often reminded me Continue Reading →

Which Spiral are You On?

This is a story about resisting the urge to edit while drafting. It’s also about spirals, negative and positive. It can all work together… We want to feel good. Who Continue Reading →

Autumn Perception

How many autumns, how many more, how many times experiencing the transition before there’s understanding? Not withering, but instead flourishing, taking flight in a splash of color… Finally seeing, finally Continue Reading →

Out and In

To discover who you are open your eyes to see out and in. Strengths and weaknesses are possibilities for realizing the best within. Recognize all you are and who you Continue Reading →

Believe It or Not, NaNoWriMo Isn’t All About Word Count

Another year, another NaNoWriMo, and me urging people to do at least a little prep before they start writing on November 1st. For the numbers? A little, but more for Continue Reading →

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 →