The Missing Character Crisis

Crisis averted. In the span of a week I stumbled in drafting my WIP, dove into crisis control, abandoned the story (temporarily), penned a novella, and returned to the WIP. Continue Reading →

A New Project: Summoning Shadows

I took the plunge. In the end, I write for me and this is what Me wanted to do. The backstory story I started last month (and also finished last Continue Reading →

Vistanna

*A glance at my protagonist, Vistanna Ravinka Martavian. Half shadow, half light, halfway between a place that was and never was. Seeing thru darkness, suppressing light, illumination on a leash Continue Reading →

Writing the Backstory as Story

Backstory. In the past I’ve tried all manner of approaches, from making a list of points to creating a more formal outline to writing a narrative outline, which I still Continue Reading →

The Bridge in Distant Farthing

Outside the bedroom, Merelda Phlane leaned her head back against the wall and resisted the desire to conjure a demon who’d end the torment each night brought. Losing the love Continue Reading →

Revisiting World Building in Pannulus

The Pannulus map is done, but more important, it’s done far ahead of schedule. Another map? Yup, but the story for this one is different than the other two. The Continue Reading →

New Maps & New Writing

Time for a old-fashioned update since I’ve completed a multitude of projects recently. There are other projects in-progress and many others waiting in the wings, but as of late completion 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 →

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 →