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 →

The New Pannulus Map Revealed

I’m going to jump right in this week because I can be long-winded when I start talking about maps. The Pannulus map project I vowed to finish before January was Continue Reading →

Last Look at 2019 Plans

Here’s the last look at my plans for 2019 and I left this topic for last because it’s the one that’s haunted me for years and while I’ve made small Continue Reading →

Immense and Inadequate Writing Plans

I’m back to continue my look at my plans for 2019. I first talked about my short range goals that included fixing the Pannulus map and editing the Pannulus stories Continue Reading →

Short Story December Fallout

I’m continuing to look at my plans for 2019… This week my focus is on another short-term goal, and that’s making an initial edit of all the short stories I Continue Reading →

World of Ontyre: Special NaNo Edition 3

Because NaNoWriMo fast approaches I’ve shared how planning was the building blocks to enriching my novels. More specifically, I’m talking about planning for a fantasy novel. For me that means Continue Reading →

The Visual Know: A Map for NaNoWriMo

Another year. Another NaNoWriMo. Another pitch on my part to inspire writers to pen their fantasy novels using a map. Yes, a map. Here I go again talking about maps Continue Reading →