I’ll be honest, now that I’m trying to post here with some sort of regularity again, I sometimes have trouble figuring out what to write about. So occasionally I’ll look back through past posts for inspiration. Considering I’ve got about ten years of backlog (wait, what?!), there’s plenty to choose from. (Actually, the ten yearContinue reading “How to Write Your Unicorn”
Category Archives: Writing Fantasy
7 Favorite Fictional Weapons
As promised, I’m back with part two of my favorite fictional weapons! Before we jump in, let’s go over the rules. To be considered for this list, the item in question must be a weapon. As I was looking at other lists of fictional weapons for inspiration, I was confused by some of them, becauseContinue reading “7 Favorite Fictional Weapons”
5 Favorite Fictional Swords
I sat down this weekend to write a blog post listing my favorite weapons from fiction (mostly fantasy). And while that list will happen at some point, I ran into a bit of a snag. I was trying to pick entries from different weapon types, but there are too many swords to just pick one.Continue reading “5 Favorite Fictional Swords”
Making Magic (Systems)
Spell and curses, potions and enchantments. I just love magic, don’t you? It makes the worlds and stories in the books we read just come alive. But creating that magic takes a little more effort than waving a wand and saying “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo.” Not everyone makes their magic systems the same way, but IContinue reading “Making Magic (Systems)”
Book Update: Nova’s Test
Here’s a quick look at what I’ve been doing with my book lately. Until next time, word nerds!
Fairy or Fae
Fairy or faery? Which is correct spelling? Is there a difference? What do people mean when they say “fae”? As an avid fan of fairy tales and fantasy books and movies, this is actually something I’ve been curious about for a long time. But as I started to dig into the subject, the information wasContinue reading “Fairy or Fae”
The Topic of Grief
I think all of us who have watched a movie about a hero on a quest (or seen a Disney movie, for that matter) have noticed a common theme in those stories. Dead parents. I know, I know, that’s a super morbid thought. Why have I even brought it up?
A Novel Update
Get it? It’s a joke, because it’s an update about the novel I’m writing and also it’s a novel (new, unique, rare) experience that I’m posting and update…. Haha…. Anyway, some people out there have been curious about the novel I’m writing, Nova’s Test.
The Problem With Little Things
If there’s one unspoken rule in writing, it’s that first drafts are inevitably awful. And it makes sense. First drafts are often an outpouring of half-formed ideas and random plot points. So when you start editing, it can be messy.