Is There Life After No Life?

In a violation of some rule that exists, but has never been seen, I find myself in the wrong place on my life’s journey. Good. Too, I’ll warn you now Continue Reading →

The Race Against Time

What drives us to write, or to create in general, for that matter? Not just that, but to do so against the odds? Those are questions that easily arise for Continue Reading →

What Doesn’t Kill the Writer…

Like other writers I draw from many influences and experiences, good and bad. This past Tuesday I had my bi-annual visit with my pulmonologist. He’s done the impossible, my lung Continue Reading →

A Found Family Mother

I’m close to wrapping up the first draft of Stealing Light and remain astonished at how the story has morphed time and time again. The core plot, the one I 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 →

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 →

The Best Non-Writing NaNoWriMo Advice

If your intentions for NaNoWriMo are to try it out and not worry about word count, then this post might not apply to you. Otherwise, if you want to reach 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 →

World of Ontyre: Special NaNo Edition 2

It’s NaNoWriMo prep season and I’m revisiting select World of Ontyre location posts to provide a different perspective. In those posts I gave basic information about certain locations or regions, Continue Reading →