On Magic and Writing

Recently I watched a video by Daniel Greene called “Dear Authors: Writing Magic Systems,” in which he discussed hard magic versus soft magic, and why one isn’t necessarily better than the other. If you aren’t familiar with his videos, I would check them out as Daniel posts fantasy-related content, like me, but better. If you … More On Magic and Writing

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)

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

World-Building: 5 Things an Author Should Know About Myths

I’m very passionate about mythology. Beyond the fascinating cleverness that goes into each myth at its conception, mythology as its own brand of story-telling has always been an awe-inspiring way to bring magic into the mundane. So, whether your novel’s world has real magic in it or not, and whether your character has access to … More World-Building: 5 Things an Author Should Know About Myths