Orangey Sky – Bringing a Worldbuilding Element to Life

When my stories evolve from one draft to another there’s little that’s as thrilling as witnessing the stages of improvement. That’s the big picture. Looking closer, there are the insights Continue Reading →

NaNo Planning … Not the Kind You’re Thinking

Every year I give what I believe is the best advice for NaNoWriMo. Sadly, I also see the results of those who either ignored the advice or didn’t hear it. Continue Reading →

My NaNoWriMo Self-Motivational Rant

It’s time for a talk with myself… Is it November yet? It feels like it given the way I’m racing the clock this month leading up to NaNoWriMo. For last Continue Reading →

My Conflict Mix for NaNoWriMo

It’s October and outside the leaves are turning after our premature bought of freezing weather. Inside, I’ve become more serious about planning for my sixth NaNoWriMo. NaNo has become more Continue Reading →

The Struggle Between Burnout and Inspiration

My mind is in the middle of an intersection at the moment where they forgot to install a traffic signal and there’s been a massive pileup. I’ve done little but Continue Reading →

Passing Worldbuilding Through the Magic System Filter

Magic systems. They’re central to fantasy no matter what your brand of fantasy is. Writing down what you develop to keep the system consistent is advice I’ve stressed countless times. Continue Reading →

Belief in the Writer Within

My summer of editing is going according to plan and next month brings with it a special occasion for me. At present, I’m finishing my editing pass on Bk1, Trust Continue Reading →

One Thing Leads to Another…

A person could spend a lifetime world building and never capture all the intricacies associated with all the cultures in their fantasy world. That’s why I address the basics and Continue Reading →

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 →