What IS in a Name?

Truly big decisions are sometimes a long time coming and none is bigger than the name of a series’ protagonist. She, or he, is the series’ fictitious face of the 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 →

The Year of Getting Organized

Perhaps others wait until the new year to talk about the upcoming year, but I’m going to talk it now so I pass the starting line at a run come Continue Reading →

Gratitude, Reflections, and Rapture in 2017

“The holidays are upon us.” I hear that a lot. It has an ominous sound to it, actually. Sounds a bit like an isolated outpost in my fantasy world, Ontyre, 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 →

Wk2 NaNo Update: Uncovering a Prequel

Here we are into the second week of NaNoWriMo. I couldn’t be more pleased with how my prequel is coming along other than having some worries that it’s going to Continue Reading →

NaNo Eve

Oh, the trials of blogging during NaNoWriMo when all that time you had in October seems to become mist and float away. To remedy that, each year I generally focus on Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →