Drafting Disaster! Yet I’m Smiling.

Failures, big and small, teach and yield inspiration. The last two weeks (HERE and HERE) I’ve talked about the process I’ve settled on (for now) to even out my initial Continue Reading →

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 →

A Draft’s Wondrous Surprises

I must actually be getting somewhere with this whole writing thing. Not only can I be self-critical, but I’m okay with the self-criticism. In fact, it’s constructive self-criticism. When I 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 →

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 →

Seeking the Magic

Where’s the magic? That wasn’t a question I consciously asked myself as a child, but I was seeking it just the same. It wasn’t a desire to cast spells, but Continue Reading →