Monthly Archives: February 2012

Things I learned about caring for a newborn from writing

ShareTweet 1.Planning pays off: People often have this idea that writers have to wait for some nebulous Muse to bring inspiration, as if somehow writing when you don’t feel particularly inspired will turn you into a hack or sell-out. Most … Continue reading

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Of taxes and diseases

ShareTweet As I sit and prepare my 2011 taxes for return to the federal government, which include two jobs in two states and a move from Honolulu to Charlottesville with a pit stop on Minneapolis in between and are vastly … Continue reading

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Before Four Moons

ShareTweet Four Moons Press is Eric’s and my website to promote our books (right now Kingmaker and coming soon Lesson of the Fire). We’re called Four Moons Press for the simple reason that the world we write in has four … Continue reading

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Recapping “The Agile Child”

ShareTweet If you’re new to the blog, here’s a complete recap of what I’ve been posting: The evolution of Kingmaker. The story has gone through many revisions, and has been turned on its head more than once.  If you’ve read … Continue reading

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Reflections

ShareTweet Mirror, Mirror I keep a magic mirror in my room That tells me all the things I do not know – Speak magic words, and from the glassy gloom Appear hard facts to make my knowledge grow. I keep … Continue reading

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Meet Oda Kalidus

ShareTweet Eric: Our guest this week is Oda Kalidus, magic historian and contributor to Lesson of the Fire. Her most famous work is Wind Fans and Waterwheels, a history of the Kalkorae who built Domus Palus, what would later become … Continue reading

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The sage who wasn’t

ShareTweet Last week I wrote about the evolution of gods and religion as it applied to Kingmaker and its previous revisions, and I mentioned Ter-phil, the most prominent disciple of Phillieand, the god in The Agile Child and a few … Continue reading

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The Dead Drake Book

ShareTweet In his interview with us, Girdag Langat shared a little about his experience as a mapmaker along the Duxy of Pidel’s border with the Dead Swamps. His first book, The Dead Drake Book, began as an apprentice’s margin scribblings … Continue reading

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Meet Girdag Langat

ShareTweet Eric: Our guest this week is Girdag Langat, one of the contributors to Lesson of the Fire, which is currently being painstakingly transcribed for distribution to the best libraries of Marrishland. Thank you for making the long journey to … Continue reading

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Interactive god becomes inactive religion

ShareTweet I went to a Catholic high school, Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.  That’s where Eric and I met.  I was raised Catholic; I even went on to college at Marquette, a Jesuit university in Milwaukee. So religion has been … Continue reading

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