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 →

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 →

A Female Friendship in Fantasy Fiction

I don’t set out to write themes into my work, they come to life on their own, but that isn’t to say I’m unaware they exist. When they do I 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 →

World of Ontyre: Magic Basics

The World of Ontyre. Over the years on this blog I’ve not spoken of it as much as one might expect. Much of the reason was I didn’t want to Continue Reading →

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 →