On Crafting Fantasy Languages

When I think of fantasy languages, my thoughts turn to – who else – but JRR Tolkien. He’s made several, incredibly detailed fantasy languages, complete with several alphabets. He was a linguist, and (in my opinion) the greatest fantasy writer ever. So, with that in mind, I knew I couldn’t make my own fantasy language...

Fleetingly,

I wrote this poem while waiting [impatiently] for one of my goats to have her babies. For this work I tossed aside any ideas of standards or rhyming and just let the words flow...

Fixing the Five Tropes I Hate

I hate complainers. (No, the irony of that statement is not lost on me 😉 .) I’ve already talked about five tropes I hate, and now I thought I ought to explore how those five tropes could be fixed...

Five Tropes I Hate

One of my favorite things to watch on YouTube or read on blogs is an author’s opinions on tropes. I don’t know what it is about someone gushing over or complaining about something that draws me in, but I think it stems from my love, as an author, for the art of story crafting. And, hey, I love giving my opinions so...

They Will Never Believe Me

I don't know whether or not I consider myself a poet, but it can certainly be very fun to write in verse. I don't know whether or not I am a good poet, but that is certainly up to you...

My Characters ARE Real

I love writing advice videos. I’ve learned a lot from all these great writers on YouTube who share what they’ve learned over their writing journeys  - and, let’s be real, I’ve filled my times of writer’s block being ‘really productive’ on YouTube. But, through all the good stuff, there was one bit of advice that struck me as very odd...

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