By now, I take a bit of pride in calling myself a veteran when it comes to conferences. I know how to pace myself: knowing the amount of time I need to get from workshop to workshop and how much mental concentration I need in between. I know the times to eat, the times to... Continue Reading →
Ever play a game you didn’t know the rules for? Not fun right? It’s like playing chess without realizing the pawn can move two squares on the first move or understanding the value of the corners in Othello. If you don’t know all the rules, it makes it easier for the other player to surprise... Continue Reading →
Kill an insect, it's pesticide. Kill a beast, it's heroism. Kill another man, it's murder. In the ruined city of Pittsburgh, David Lancaster seeks to do what no one else has dared to try and take down the god-like robot that now rules their city: The Ail-Mecha Red.
My sophomore year of college, I wrote a short fiction piece based on one of the story worlds I created. The story itself wasn’t all that great, and looking back on it now it had many flaws—a major one being it existed to support another story, not exist as a story itself. But my professor... Continue Reading →
*Warning, slight spoilers ahead for the Mistborn trilogy. If you haven’t read them yet, do so before diving deep into this article. Considering the world of ash falls, bloody skies, and meager crops that the people of the Final Empire live in, it’s amazing that any form of economy can remain stable let alone function... Continue Reading →
The Second of the five cultures I created for Cultural Anthropology. The Fadites. Enjoy 🙂 Back in the days before the collapse, it is said that only the elves had the capability of tapping into the Aetheric Flow. But there are several legends that speak of one man who could, Fadrix the Wizard. The... Continue Reading →
For my cultural anthropology class, I was asked to create five cultures based on the five adaptations a culture can have in terms of gathering food. For the foraging culture (hunters and gathers), I created the Lerofa, the descendants of an ancient empire of elves which collapsed some centuries ago, who now practice hunting and... Continue Reading →
In honor of the recent release of the Elantris leather bound edition (and coincidently re-reading the book at the same time), I’m starting this first Character Clash with two characters, Hrathen and Dilaf. I’m finding that most writers like to avoid using religion in their stories and the ones that do usually paint it only... Continue Reading →