Tag: on writing

Stars Align

57,767 words, and not much time to produce them in. Sometimes it seems like it almost takes an astronomical alignment to write, where you have a) the time, b) the energy, and c) the inspiration, all at once. One of the writing blogs I…

Grimdark and Noblebright

Ever since George R. R. Martin exploded into public consciousness, there have been legions of imitators, and a whole new sub-genre of fantasy dedicated to grim “realism.” Grimdark fantasy is noted for anti-hero protagonists, good guys losing, and usually lots and lots of violence…

Making the Myth

This has been an intense week, and writing-wise I probably made it a little harder than it had to be, but I think I’m getting something good out of it. The time has come for the almost inevitable mythical backstory of my world, which…

Delightful Ideas, My Darlings

First things first: 49,839 words, and the first draft of section two of episode three is done. Second, this writing session is why I don’t rigidly outline. I have milestones, I have a road map (I also have an actual map), but I have…

Names in Fantasy

Yesterday was my first critique session with my new writing group, which really is an excellent one. One of the subjects I was concerned about, and a subject we discussed a few times, was names. There’s a few issues at play here. One, for…