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)”

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”

Protagonist or Hero?

I talk a lot about books and writing in general here on my blog, but I realized that I very rarely talk about my own writing. Sometimes I’ll update you with general ideas I’m working on, but I don’t often discuss the details. Well that changes today!

Interview: Chandler Birch

I’ve got a special treat for you today, word nerds. But first, let me tell you a (short) story. Four years ago I was a tiny freshman at Taylor University in the Professional Writing program. Two years ahead of me was another student, Chandler Birch. I didn’t know him terribly well, but he was obviouslyContinue reading “Interview: Chandler Birch”

NaNo 2016: Week 1

It’s November 5 and National Novel Writing Month is in full swing. My project for the month (which has the oh-so-creative working title of┬áThe Dancer) is coming along pretty well. I’m over 2,000 words in at this point, which I’m taking as a success, considering I work 40 hours a week. Most of my writingContinue reading “NaNo 2016: Week 1”