Sometimes people ask me how I world build. That’s a tough one. As Jane Lindskold quoted—to my amusement—something I’d said in a chat, “I have a lot of joy in what I write, but it’s not like I write about vampires or YA Post Apocalyptic stuff. I write these weird aggregated world culture/mythos mashes that… Read More World Building: Sen of the Woods
In The Legendary Past: Mesopotamian Myths, by Henrietta McCall there is an image that caught my attention. It is a mask of Humbaba, the ogre of the pine forest (Avon: Bath Press,1990 p. 41). It is in the British Museum. It’s not just eyes and a mouth; the whole design echoes a labyrinth. Even with… Read More Backstory of the Backstory for The Red Khémèresh.
Writing a novel isn’t just sitting at a desk and plodding along, though that is a huge part of it. For me, creating Mythopoeia, it involves being inspired by the variety from the world around us. The reason these links are on a page called “distractions” is that often they can be so fascinating that… Read More Research Links