Tag Archives: world building

A Useful Tool for Monster Creation: Nature Videos

Being a fantasy author, one of the cornerstones of my world building is the unique fauna that I put within Windemere.  Not only the dragons and griffins that have been in the genre for years, but creatures that I’ve made … Continue reading

Posted in Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Promoting a New Series in the Same World

Back in 2013, I began blogging to promote Legends of Windemere and the ideas for blog posts came flowing.  The monsters, characters, magic system, kingdoms, lore, and everything had yet to see the light of day.  I introduced people to Windemere … Continue reading

Posted in Legends of Windemere, War of Nytefall | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

Scars of War to Enhance a World

With the final battle of Legends of Windemere written and published, I’ve begun thinking about the stories that happen afterwards.  My next series takes place a few hundreds years before the champions, which gives me time to consider all of the changes … Continue reading

Posted in Legends of Windemere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

7 Tips to Traversing the Fantasy Countryside

You can’t have an adventure without traveling and the landscape can get pretty funky out there.  Floating islands, horse-eating grass, Starbucks on every corner, oceans of clouds and other distractions that you need to be alert for.  So, what are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Thoughts on John Wick Chapter 2: A Kind of Review

Now, I thought about doing a review of John Wick Chapter 2 since I saw it last weekend for Valentine’s Day.  Before anybody says anything, the wife tends to choose action movies for this holiday.  We both loved the first one … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The Creation of Windemere

This post might be a little shorter than expected, but I was thinking about how every world has a creation myth.  At least, I think they should.  We have so many tales about the birth of the world that it’d … Continue reading

Posted in Character Origins, Legends of Windemere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Rebirth of the Monster Maker: Chimeras & Feykin

The last two years, I’ve done something called Monster Maker Fun.  This is a fun thing for October that lets me flex my imagination while those who submit names get to see what comes from them.  I give credit with … Continue reading

Posted in Monster Maker Fun | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments