how the hell does someone write a whole book in a month?

As many others are doing, right now, probably right this very second, I have accepted the challenge of NaNoWriMo.  You know the one, the crazy writing exercise that a few hundred thousand writers take on every November?  Write one book, 50 000 words, in 30 days.  Well, for the last 2 years I’ve watched November come … More how the hell does someone write a whole book in a month?

An Interview with Christopher Æsc Adams, Legacy of Ash Co-creator

Q – You and James have a world you co-created.  Can you tell us a bit about that process?  How do you decide who will take on what parts of the world, how is the Legacy divided? The world itself evolved quite organically, derived partially as the setting of a homebrew RPG, and partially from … More An Interview with Christopher Æsc Adams, Legacy of Ash Co-creator

Cast the First Stone

So, I’ve been doing some editing, some rewriting, going back through a ton of old notes when I stumbled on this little piece.  I wrote this before Chris and I had really developed what the old Rukaran society was like, so parts of this may change.  This was an personal exercise for me, a way to … More Cast the First Stone

Heroes Die Trying

Alright, I think enough time has passed that we can talk about a certain character’s death without needing to say SPOILERS…wait, maybe not.  I’m going to mention some pretty beloved characters’ deaths in this one.  You’ve been warned. **SPOILERS – Star Wars, Game of Thrones, & Shannara (books, and possibly season 2)**   Alright, still … More Heroes Die Trying

The Sundering

One thing I love about big fat fantasy books is the histories.  The creation of a world, of a universe, often depends on building a rich history.  Whether that be a few decades, centuries, or millennia, there can be just as much backstory put into your writing as the stories you actually reveal.  Eventually, you … More The Sundering