Have you ever had someone tell you that writing fantasy is easy? We all know that’s not true. World building in the fantasy genre is an intensive and time-consuming process.
Creating a new world means thinking about all the little layers that create a society–including the people who protect that way of life. One of the steps on my journey to a new novel is designing a military unit.
So I’ve never been a big fan of writing sprints. I write with intention and with the goal of crafting beautiful sentences and phrases and building a… Read more “Operation NaNoWriMo”
A friend of mine went to Cuba last year. When she came back, she downloaded her experience to me over lunch. Of course, I loved hearing about… Read more “World Building: How Sayings Define a People”
One of the best parts about inventing a new world, particularly a world on the edge of revolution, is having the chance to develop the military operations… Read more “World Building: Weapons Research”
Since my personal reading list has taken me out of the realm of fantasy for the past few years, I’ve made a significant effort to adjust and… Read more “Animals, Airships and Unexpected Heroes”
Well, Withered World is officially being formatted and it’s time to start over and begin from scratch. And I mean REALLY start over. For both Withered World… Read more “Starting Over”
Being my own publisher means I work as writer, editor, marketer and more to get the job done. I get to make all my own decisions and… Read more “Digital Vs. Print: A Self-Publisher’s Debate”
What’s in a name? So very much. In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet asks, “Wherefore art thou Romeo?” So many people misinterpret the wherefore as “where are you?”… Read more “Enrich Your Fiction: What’s in a Name?”