Monthly Archives: November 2011

The advent of magic

ShareTweet When I was introduced to D&D and roleplaying in general, I gravitated toward the rogue or thief class. This certainly had a large effect on the original choices for Ted, what motivated his character and so on.  Eric, who … Continue reading

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Meet Tim Tash

ShareTweet Our guest today is Tim Tash, author of the fantasy short story collection Tales of Haydon. He has chosen to use this blog to pay tribute to an author whose work is dear to many of my friends and … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

ShareTweet I am thankful for friends, family and words. Without words, we’d not be writers, and we couldn’t express our ideas to people.  We couldn’t create worlds for our readers to explore and enjoy. So thanks for reading, and have … Continue reading

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The Mathematics of Persistence

ShareTweet Quick little PSA before I start in on the blog entry: Back up your files often – at least monthly, daily if you’re producing a lot of new material (such as a NaNoWriMo project). An external hard drive makes … Continue reading

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#SampleSunday for 11/20/11

ShareTweet Chapter 12 of Kingmaker “Can we trust him?” Zhek said suddenly, and loudly. Aeklan snorted. “Keep your voice down, sir.” Pater sounded even less amused. “He’s reliable, in his way. The timing of Aesh’s proposal couldn’t’ve been an accident. … Continue reading

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Meet Jason Anderson

ShareTweet Our guest today is Jason Anderson, author of Gears of Wonderland. We must seriously be on something of the same wavelength, this week, because we have both, completely independently of each other, written articles that touch on world-building in … Continue reading

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Polishing the weapons

ShareTweet From the very beginning, we had some notions about what could link all the characters together outside of the prophecy. The influences to our writing suggested a few key ideas, and we could build around them.  A magic object, … Continue reading

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Red and Blue

ShareTweet We’re at the halfway point on NaNoWriMo, today. How are everyone’s word counts coming along? I felt like I’ve been trying to outrun a train. I managed to get caught up over the weekend, but now I’m typing this … Continue reading

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#SampleSunday for 11/13/11

ShareTweet Chapter 4 of Kingmaker Zheldesa’s light made a path down the empty street for Butu, whose back rose straighter with every step he took. He’d have to work very hard, he guessed. The boys who usually joined the guard … Continue reading

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Meet Chrystalla Thoma

ShareTweet Our guest today is Chrystalla Thoma, a fellow book herder and the author of the dystopian YA science fiction series Elei’s Chronicles. We’re guests on her site on Tuesday, so you’ll have two posts from us then. So, without … Continue reading

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