Writing Female Characters, Take Two

Some time ago, I wrote this well-intentioned but, in retrospect, faulty post about female characters called A Manly Male Man’s Primer For Writing Female Characters, By a Man. I won’t lie to you all: while it had its good parts, I believe it’s one of my worst articles from recent years. I like to think by […]

Subversion: The Storyteller’s Great White Whale

Hello, readers mine! Here I sit, once more, with the chance to write something on the blog, and what better something to write about than subversion? It’s a topic creators of all stripes can stand to learn about, from musicians to artists, but most of all writers. Whether you’re a novelist or a tabletop Dungeon […]

Regarding Gnomic Utterances

Hello, readers mine! Due to some submissions-related tomfoolery at work, I find myself with spare minutes this grey-skied morn. I thought this a good chance for a quick post about Gnomic Utterances. I suspect for many of you that’s presently an autological term, so allow me to clarify. While the mechanic predates the term, “Gnomic […]

Where Have You Been, Word-Nerd?!?!

Alright, yes, a fair question! Aaagh–would you–STOP HITTING ME WITH YOUR CAPS-LOCK KEYS! (Hypocrisy, thou blowest from the north, and upon a lukewarm wind because my place of residence forgot how to winter in 2020)–so, let’s ditch the over-tangential style of 2013-2017 North and answer the title question: where have I been? Ach, mensch, I must tell […]

Loremageddon 2019: The Archival Nexus

As promised, readers mine, here’s the all-encompassing post for every single Loremageddon entry completed over the past month.  In years to come I’ll establish a page which in turn organizes all these nexus-posts by year. It should make for quiet the font-reliquary, no? Anyway, I hope you all find this helpful, and that you’ve been […]

Loremageddon 2019, Day Twenty-Eight: Keronje, Albin Dant, the Halebeak Corsairs

Hello, everyone! Happy Thanksgiving, and welcome to Day Twenty-Eight of Loremageddon! I could’ve tried to theme this post accordingly, but that just seemed silly. Instead, we’ve got a category of spirits known for hanging out around mystics, a famously-charismatic necromancer, and a group of ocean-going rapscallions with their own agenda. If you’ll bear with me? […]