A few days ago my revisions for Sen of the Woods—which were going well—got hijacked, not only by a much needed visit with my sister, but by a new story idea. Weeks before, I’d joked with Layton Green about what we’d do if we weren’t writing, and he said that he’d be a tomb raider. … Read More World Building and News: Adventures of the Relic Robbers!
I was stuck with one of my drafts of Sen of the Woods, and had another writer friend, Claire Ryan read it. “What’s it about?” I had to ask her. I didn’t know. And THAT should have been my key into what was wrong, but I was too close to it, and needed Claire’s help.… Read More Facing a Critique that Feels Like Doom!
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