New Kitten!

New kitten pictures! Meet Isis, everyone. :-) I’m tired in a good way this week thanks to adopting her from a local shelter last Thursday.

Legacies

It has been hard to write author updates for the blog, with the last one being in the spring. Times have been rough. I lost my father in the first week of January, and my wife lost her dad at the end of May. Besides our fathers, three friends, two aunts, and an uncle have... Continue Reading →

Building My Fantasy Mapmaking Toolkit

The Burus Mapping Project started back in 2016. I crafted the setting’s basics in an essay and subsequent written notes a few years prior, but aside from a quick and now lost sketch, I’d never attempted to make a map. The project would soon become stalled, but before being shelved I produced a basic outline... Continue Reading →

Even One Word is Greater Than None.

There wasn’t an update last week as I didn’t have much to report. I kept my weekly microfiction on schedule, but disrupted sleep across a chain of nights lost several days to tiredness. After getting the other side of that I made a little progress on worldbuilding with the Burus Mapping Project, with most of... Continue Reading →

Creative Cultural DNA

I’ve been thinking about the cyclical nature of lore this week. About how old stories give rise to new ones long after their initial release. I have a side idea I’ve been fleshing out that takes its themes from Transformers, G.I. Joe and a few other 1980s sci-fi toylines and their media. My concept is... Continue Reading →

Piecing Together a Constructed World

Another decent week. On the writing front, I’m keeping up on my microfiction, but I spent a lot more time worldbuilding and moving the Burus Mapping Project forward. Home improvement activities continued receiving needed attention as well, the kitchen being our focus this weekend. The rest of this upcoming week has lots to keep me... Continue Reading →

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