A Web of Stories

In previous blog posts, I’ve discussed how you can use characters to generate plot. Naturally, you can also use known plot points to determine essential character traits that will need to be incorporated. If you know there will be a scene where your character will have to decide to trust someone, then, until that point, … More A Web of Stories

Things Remembered (Princess in the Tower #8)

Inai stood at a window-sill and shivered. The moon shone on her empty courtyard, but although the flowers were still in bloom, they could not distract her from her dream. It had felt like a nightmare, although nothing about it had seemed frightening. Inai had stood before a great tower, screaming up towards its singular … More Things Remembered (Princess in the Tower #8)

Welcome 2020

Hello! First of all, happy new year, and a warm welcome into this new decade. I’m so ready for it, I can’t even begin to explain. Climate change? Let’s do something big. Toxic masculinity and the patriarchy? Drawing the line. Mass shootings? Let’s end it. I’m telling you, any and everything, if it’s hurting us, … More Welcome 2020

December Reading Reflections: The Fires of Heaven (WoT #5) pt 2

I finally finished The Fires of Heaven after taking almost a month to do so. Am I slow reader after all? Well, if you count New Spring, the prequel, I’m at 40% of the way done, and that’s heartening. Books are starting to pile up on my “To Be Read” shelf… and I’ve had to … More December Reading Reflections: The Fires of Heaven (WoT #5) pt 2

The Nonsense Factor

When building a new world from scratch, a lot of elements can be determined based off of a pre-existing sense or understanding of the world. I’ve discussed this approach in previous blog posts: start from the known, and work your way out. Know you want a moon deity? Then also know that there’s going to … More The Nonsense Factor

Prayers to Maru

Enisthasia’s wings felt heavy as she flew through the door leading into the temple. The statue of the four-faced Godden towered over their subjects, flying without wings. She recognized Narivall, who knelt before Lyfa, in her eternal summer beauty. He’d been here on more than one occasion, perhaps still asking whether or not he ought … More Prayers to Maru

November Reading Reflections: The Fires of Heaven (WoT #5)

This series is making me feel like an incredibly slow reader, and I have to remind myself that they’re just very long, relatively dense books. I meant to read 20 books this year, and was ahead of schedule before I started rereading Wheel of Time. No doubt, when it’s all said and done, it’ll even … More November Reading Reflections: The Fires of Heaven (WoT #5)