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 →

The Wealth that is Writing

So, maybe you’ve been trying your hand at this writing thing, this writing gig, this being a writer on your way to becoming a published author. You’ve heard about NaNoWriMo Continue Reading →

Self-Talk

Positive self-talk comes bearing gifts of confidence, negative self-talk wallows in lies to hide its thievery. One carries us, the other is a heavy load to bear. You can see 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 →

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 →

An Unconventional NaNo Project?

I know it’s still six weeks away, but NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is already on my mind. That might have something to do with the sudden switch from hot, 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 →

Winds of Writing Change

Winds of change. Life is constant change, of course. Little changes. Big changes. So on and so on. Sudden changes can come like dreaded calls in the middle of the Continue Reading →