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 →

January Map Update: Glorious Madness!

I’m giddy! Why? Becaise it’s time to talk maps. Since I started scheduling at least one hour per day to work on the Tremjara map the progress has been astonishing, Continue Reading →

Establishing Monthly Map Goals

The more time I spend writing Ontyre stories the less I seem to know about our world. I suppose that makes sense. I am the leading expert on the World Continue Reading →

World Building Chat

And now for something completely different… Okay, not completely, but different. Leading up to Camp NaNoWriMo I recently led a chat on Twitter concerning world building and made slides for 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 →

A Map Comes Alive!

It’s map time! In case you haven’t guessed maps are one of my favorite topics. I dearly love writing—there’s no finer main course—but I love my map making dessert, too, Continue Reading →

World Building: Naming a Continent—or Not

It’s hard to believe you can fail to address a decision for so long the task becomes disproportionate to its importance. One world building question of mine went unanswered for Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep Begins

Ontyre Map: CA Hawthorne

NaNoWriMo. If you even dabble in writing fiction you probably know what that means: National Novel Writing Month. The task? To produce, at a minimum, 50,000 words in 30 days. Continue Reading →

Map Reconstruction

Carrdia Map. Creator: CA Hawthorne

It’s a long time since I’ve talked about maps, a lifelong fascination. My love of maps is a tale I first told on my WordPress site a couple of years Continue Reading →

Colleges of the Senses: Vistus

Vistus

Much in my writing life is changing lately. Last Word Before Dying, my online fantasy serial, is written and the last installment will appear online on July 8th. With my Continue Reading →