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

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

The Process of Writing a Novel: An Unpublished Author’s Edition

Stage 1: Catch the spark. This is the most thrilling part that any to-be-author is going to see for quite some time. Where the ideas come from is a bit of a mystery. It begins, I suppose, with an impression or an image that sparks the novelist’s mind in the form of a creative what … More The Process of Writing a Novel: An Unpublished Author’s Edition