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”
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”
While my beta readers are finishing up critiquing my latest draft of Withered World, I’m turning to my next project, NightWind. In the process of planning this… Read more “Winging It”
People travel for a zillion reasons. Food. Culture. Adventure. Writers travel for all of these and more. Personally, I find that there’s nothing better to jump-start my… Read more “Traveling for Inspiration”
Okay, after much whining and complaining, I finally finished draft number 2! I’m shooting for a September 1 publication date and upon doing a quick read-through before… Read more “The Second Finish Line”
I’m so excited to share with you today the cover for Withered World! Seeing this cover has recharged my batteries and motivated me to keep trucking and… Read more “Cover Reveal”