Revisiting World Building in Pannulus

The Pannulus map is done, but more important, it’s done far ahead of schedule. Another map? Yup, but the story for this one is different than the other two. The Continue Reading →

How Writing Exposed My Oxygen Deprivation

Please bear with me because this sounds like it’s going to be an odd post (and it’s a bit long), but it’ll make sense in the end. This is a Continue Reading →

Writer’s Key

Helpless, watching the door lock itself in her mind, the answers sought hidden on the other side. Screaming, beating the desk beside the page, the lock failing to disengage. Locked Continue Reading →

Tremjara Unveiled

It’s done. I can’t put it more concisely than that. It’s done. The Tremjara map is finished. Three years. It’s taken longer than a novel does for many. If I Continue Reading →

Half-Light

Give me the gray… black and white has its virtues, and colors bright fill me with delight but the gray places, the shadows, the twilight, those are places my stories Continue Reading →

Introverted Writer, Introverted Protagonist

There are many labels I could apply to myself. Some I’ve sought, others I’ve accepted, and still others were imposed. None describe my life on a minute-to-minute basis like introvert Continue Reading →

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 →

February Map Update: Evolving Sancthor Island

A new month means it’s time for another Tremjara map update. Less than 20% of the map remains to be colorized so there’s a good chance the initial phase could Continue Reading →