Posts Categorized: ideas


Last week I took you through a bit of my world-building process. In the next couple of weeks I’m going to be sharing a series of posts by my husband on some of the more technical details of creating a fictional world. I’ll start each post with a question that Derek answered. Hope you enjoy!… Read more »


One of my least favorite things about writing has always been the world-building aspect. I like to dive in and just start writing. Unfortunately, this usually means that along the way I get hung up on things like, “What sort of currency does this culture use?” or “Hmm, is there a creation myth in this… Read more »


Okay, I’m cheating a bit on this letter. But I’m also writing this post in response to a formal request, which was the following: “I would really like to know what you think of your book. I’d like to know what your favorite scene is, and why. I’d also be interested to know what scene… Read more »


I am in the process of editing the second and third books of the Minstrel’s Song quadrilogy (that’s a four-book series). I am about three-quarters of the way through the first book in my new fantasy(with a dash of sci-fi) book… which will most likely be another trilogy. But what’s next? I never wanted to… Read more »