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Still Prefer Paper

Me, diagramming the timeline for In the Court of Dragons.

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Kickstarter is LIVE! Come play!

My most successful Kickstarter to date was last year’s Major Pieces project, which gathered some interstitial stories I’d already completed with stories written from your prompts to fill in some of the gaps of the Princes’ Game series. Your participation … Continue reading

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Tentative Plans (2020-2022)

Because nothing survives contact with the enemy (time), these are only *tentative* plans. But here’s how I’m thinking the next couple of years will go: Pelted Pack (2020-2021): Alysha 7, Zafiil 1 and 2, Dragons’ Fealty and Another Collection Other … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: Failing Your Way to a More Realistic Setting

We return to my observations about writers’ bibles and worldbuilding as the wiki develops! In this case… it’s time to tell you that your flaws can be supremely helpful to you. BAD RECALL IS YOUR FRIEND. For instance! One of … Continue reading

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Organizing Your Worldbuilding Wiki

A question I’m getting more than once is ‘how do you organize your wiki so that it’s useful for your writing.’ Which… is not a minor question, because my initial response is ‘I’ve organized it? It’s a big enormous tangled … Continue reading

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More Stuff I’ve Learned From Wiki Editing

We are over a month into our work (and I need to call it our work given how many people are pitching in), and I continue to find it illuminating. Here are my latest observations! People really *don’t* notice typos/continuity … Continue reading

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The Point at Which Every Author Needs Help

  A few days ago I made mention of the Pelted Historical Society and the portraits I was doing for its members as a thank-you for their assistance. It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the Historical Society, so … Continue reading

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Book Launch: Conversations with the Ai-Naidar

Language and locations, culture and customs, biology, psychology, and history… worldbuilding an alien world for a fiction series can be a monumental effort involving notes, maps, drawings, and resources… ..or you can do it Jaguar-style, and just talk to the … Continue reading

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2018 Plan!

So this is my tentative plan for the beginning/middle of 2018… and I say tentative because we know what happens with plans and surviving contact with things. But hey, it’s still worth it to start with a plan!

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