World of Ontyre: Sprawn

If there was ever a location in Carrdia that summoned shadows of the American Wild West it’s the town of Sprawn in the Wilder Hills. Mostly it’s a place where Continue Reading →

There are Rewrites, and REWRITES.

There’s drafting and there’s editing, and then there are rewrites. What I’m discovering is that not all rewrites are created equal. Sure, each novel is unique, but I’m not talking Continue Reading →

World of Ontyre: Baris

Given events in Essence Stone, which I’m currently rewriting, my next choice of a location to examine is Baris. The City of Baris in Carrdia is a city best forgotten 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 →

World of Ontyre: Transgamete

Choosing the city of Transgamete to lead off my new Saturday posts about the World of Ontyre was simple. It’s centrally located in Carrdia, is it’s largest city, and is Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →