World of Ontyre: Special NaNo Edition 1

Given that it’s NaNoWriMo prep season I’m going to revisit some of my World of Ontyre posts from a different perspective so you can see how fantasy location prep aided Continue Reading →

What Do You Know, It’s NaNoWriMo

It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo. This will be my fifth, the first four successful. While not everyone plots, NaNo is a different beast. NaNo is sprint, and that’s assuming you Continue Reading →

Essence Stone Rewrite Update

Time is running out. What time? The time I don’t have, but will somehow stretch. It’s the power of a self-imposed deadline. When I launched into Essence Stone I was Continue Reading →

The Plan for Autumn 2018

Oh yes, autumn. Cooler air invades, the leaves turn, drizzle glistens on the pavement, and I burn with inspiration. No wonder I’m not a summer drafter. You want to talk 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 →

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 →

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 →

Other Worlds

Other worlds, other places. Other creatures, other races. Dragons and elves, or all things magic, yet most gripping are character’s lives. Spells cast, powers summoned, and still what matters is Continue Reading →

4 NaNos by Their Numbers and Lessons

NaNoWriMo is a week behind us now so I’m taking a last look back. Way back. Me and NaNo, we have something of a history, which NaNo often reminded me Continue Reading →