One Thing Leads to Another…

A person could spend a lifetime world building and never capture all the intricacies associated with all the cultures in their fantasy world. That’s why I address the basics and Continue Reading →

Adding to My Editing Process

I’ve talked before about the importance of finding the method of drafting that works best for me and how everyone will ultimately have their own unique approach. Recent events have Continue Reading →

Reflections After Editing Bk4

Last weekend I finished the initial edit on Riparia’s Bk4 (#3 is a prequel that she’s barely in). Simultaneously, I completed the revision map that will kickstart my next editing Continue Reading →

What I Write – Revealed with Short Stories

What do I write? Like all writers it’s a simple question on the surface and a more complex question when you dig deeper. Explaining is easiest if I use the Continue Reading →

Is Riparia Dellbane an INFJ?

Is Riparia Dellbane an INFJ? For a long while that question has flittered about in my brain, but I’ve never taken the time to examine it—until now. Before I do, Continue Reading →

Project Transition

My transition from the end of one project to the beginning of another lasted nine hours, enough time for sleep and breakfast. I don’t take writing/editing vacations unless I have Continue Reading →

A Found Family Mother

I’m close to wrapping up the first draft of Stealing Light and remain astonished at how the story has morphed time and time again. The core plot, the one I Continue Reading →

My Writing Themes: One Deep Root

Drafting, editing, and world building are the sapling in the sunlight, but the seed and roots that come first are the writer’s true creation story. As a child I often Continue Reading →

Each Novel is a Different Experience

What I’ve learned over the years is that all that’s the same about the creation of each novel is that no matter what I do and how I begin they Continue Reading →

Airships! Applying Magic to Technology

Way back when, the original idea for Ontyre was that it would be medieval world with axes and swords. Visualize, to a degree, Tolkien, but with female characters. I spent Continue Reading →