New Dark World Building Project

I’m gathering my posts about world building to turn them into an ebook. Problem is, there’s a ton of world building ebooks out there. How will mine be different? Most books seem to focus on building traditional, Tolkienesque, worlds. I see an opening. I’ll focus on dark, non-traditional, world building. Read more…

Non-Human Characters

Where are the otherworldly POV characters in fantasy? I don’t mean dwarfs, elves, vampires and werewolves/shifters. I don’t have a problem with those beings. I just prefer characters like the Blood in Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series and the Others from Sergei Lukyanenko’s Watch series. Otherworldly characters are fascinating. I Read more…

Dragons!

Never knew world building dragons could be so much fun. Stuck in your fantasy story? Try doing some image searches. I want dragons in my latest WIP Devortus Reigns. Never used them before. The creatures need to be different…somehow. On to Pinterest and Google Images. I already have a Fantasy/Mystical Read more…

A Different Fantasy Land

I want my WIP, a novella- Devortus Reigns, to take place in a different kind of fantasy world. No medieval lands, no fairy tale-like settings or the typical “dark” landscapes. If it’s a sweeping grassy plain or a towering castle or a charred land, I don’t want it. If it looks like Read more…

Fantasy World Maps!!!

Almost finished the world map and the new map of Jael. I just need to add darker boundary lines. Jael is the main province (land) in the series. Book 1, The Sciell, was set in only two places- De’Ray and Raesul. The characters didn’t care about the rest of the land. Read more…

Mythical Creature: Ryujin

I decided to pick a dragon this time. I tend to stay away from them because they’re fantasy staples, like elves. But, there are different types of dragons and I don’t know a thing about any of them. I picked Ryujin because it sounds badass. Sounds like something from an Read more…