On Character Accuracy

Last week I, I brought up the happy news that Wheel of Time is getting its own TV show. However, with conflict already brewing over questions of character race and what that should mean for their actors and actresses, I thought it would be prudent to dedicate an entire blog post about it. Book-to-screen adaptions … More On Character Accuracy

Power in a Name

Reading and writing are two completely different beasts. When writing a novel, every element feels like it needs to fall into place accordingly. Everything from the big stuff, like plot points, to the smaller things, like a character’s name. However, the things we focus on as writers tend not to be the things people focus … More Power in a Name

War Front

Location: eastern banks of River Ferix, Garizal/Alzair border. Commander Lekh grimaced as his squire, a young boy named Kalan, began to stitch a wound he’d taken defending the River Ferix. The damned Alzairan troops were giving him a bad name, and there was nothing to be done. The late Queen Dyandara had sworn troops would … More War Front

Picking Up A Hobby

Look, we all know that everyone has their own way of writing their stories. I can’t speak for everyone. But I know that one day I decided I was going to become a full time author. Before then, inspiration came and went like a summer breeze, always welcome, always sought after, but nearly impossible to … More Picking Up A Hobby

A Good World

Spoiler warning: Please note this discusses the final episode of Game of Thrones. Perhaps one of the most chilling pieces of dialogue in the series finale of Game of Thrones belongs to Daenerys as she speaks to Jon about creating a better world, now that the war is over. It’s inevitable that, with threats like … More A Good World