Work in Progress #10

Work on TCoFR novella continued. Yes, that’s another new name, but that’s what planning is for and why I use initials until I’m committed. I now have 4,270 words of character and story arcs. But I can’t go much deeper until I detail more of the characters and who they are, where they came from, etc. Character… Continue reading Work in Progress #10

Work in Progress #8

The novella series has a new working name: CotFR. As I develop the storyline of the three books, the focus has changed to a different entity. I also have better titles for the first and third books. Book Two's title isn’t clear yet, and it needs to fit with the other two. I also came up with… Continue reading Work in Progress #8

Work in Progress #1

For whatever it's worth I've decided to start logging the work I do each writing day. This is not a 'see how the sausage is made' series. Fellow writers may not get much from it other than: here's an author working and see what he's thinking about, working through, and maybe accomplishing. That in itself may… Continue reading Work in Progress #1

For Character Driven Fantasy, Start With World-building

Filed under notes to self. During my planning for this year's NaNoWriMo novel it occurred to me I have developed a process for honing in on characters, and it starts with world-building. Process Create a physical world: whether it is the real world, a secondary world, or a nebulous astral plane, knowing what the large… Continue reading For Character Driven Fantasy, Start With World-building