World Building Beyond Basics: Part I – Legends

World Building Beyond Basics: Part I – Legends

Every great story makes use of legends to add depth and intrigue to their tales. Take Lord of the Rings for example and the Dol Guldur. Or Harry Potter and the Shrieking Shack. Or Game of Thrones and Castamere, or the comet, or the moon filled with dragons. Or how about The Legend of Zelda: [...]

The One Question Every Writer Must Ask Themselves

The One Question Every Writer Must Ask Themselves

What question does every author want their reader to ask when they close their book? It invokes the fundamental nature of the storyteller. This question has existed since man could first articulate with a spoken language, and maybe even a little longer. This question is the most important question a reader can ask, and every [...]

A writer’s block

A writer’s block

I wrote for the first time in days. I think I was sick of not creating, even though the voices are dead to me now. I hoped that by getting something down on paper I would reawaken the trance that I so often felt when I was in the throws of my depression. And I [...]