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 →

Writing Before the Dawn

The remains of the night cloaked the chill, another morning-in-rising threatening the sky… She sipped her tea, the keyboard whispered, kitty purred. Beyond the pane each star bowed down before 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 →

Who Was She?

No need for brute force or power where finesse would do. She knew her mind. Smaller, maybe not as physically strong, she let her mind make up the difference. There 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 →

The Insinuation Standard

Soft, subtle, understated, words they used to describe her femininity, the reasons they insinuated she wasn’t qualified. Funny how those same words also described the prejudice they employed. ©January 2018, Continue Reading →

Stepping Stones

Breaking free from a conversation that was empty words anyway, Jennifer Nile folded her arms and wandered along the side of the hollow home. Let the men talk, she’d look Continue Reading →