When is a 1st Draft a 1st Draft?

I don’t write a writer advice column. An expert I am not. What I am is a writer exploring a fantasy world and working to perfect my process. That process, Continue Reading →

One View of Hard Work

I’m competitive when it comes to CampNaNoWriMo. I love running up numbers, earning badges/certificates, and, of course, winning. All the NaNo perks. I also love my fellow campers/writers working towards Continue Reading →

Escaping Victimhood

Waiting for the other shoe to drop, the first a gentle tap, the second a casket lid closing, an echo spilling grief in your lap. It’s emptiness in a bottle Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →