Worldbuilding — Magic — Types of Magic-Workers

I’m doing another Wolfglen Legacy worldbuilding post here, again regarding the magic-system. Mostly this is meant to be a quick-and-dirty guide to some of the different types of magically talented people (which are a small segment of the population, according to my post on the system of magic in my world). If I develop any otherContinue reading “Worldbuilding — Magic — Types of Magic-Workers”

“The Hobbit” – Second Trailer

My day has gotten off to a tremendous start, thanks in part to this astounding new trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I am sitting here, grinning ear-to-ear. Even if I was worried about Jackson expanding his two movies into three (which I’m not), those worries would be completely dead by now. I am thrilledContinue reading ““The Hobbit” – Second Trailer”

The Everwind Times: A Newspaper for Another World

Author and friend Janden Daniel Hale (a pen name for Dan Donche) has begun promoting his dark science fiction series Everwind in a lot of unique ways online. There are the posts on Facebook and the interviews a lot of authors do, but I like his unique style in using spoken word and graphic design to buildContinue reading “The Everwind Times: A Newspaper for Another World”

What Are Your Goals as a Writer?

No real advice or musings here. Rather, this is a post of inquiry. I’d like to hear from my readers who are also writers. Specifically, I’d love to know, what keeps you going? Do you dangle a carrot before you that encourages you to keep typing, revising, submitting, or even thinking? Heck, it doesn’t haveContinue reading “What Are Your Goals as a Writer?”

Characters Need to Feel the Burn

…whether by real fire, a horrible boss who’s always on his case, or a gallon of coffee in his lap. One of the lessons I’ve been learning and applying recently in fiction writing is that characters (especially main characters) should suffer in some way, throughout the story. They cannot only have fun as the taleContinue reading “Characters Need to Feel the Burn”

Fiction: Allosaurus Attack

Another brief fiction exercise. Forgive me for not posting for a while. This has been a very fast week. I hope you enjoy this, one of the writing prompts I did at a workshop last week. ————————————————— The man didn’t make a sound except for his annoyed grunt. He willed shivers away, despite the freezingContinue reading “Fiction: Allosaurus Attack”