Dialogue doesn’t just reveal a character; it reveals their world. Dragons of the Ashfall takes place in a steampunk world of gears and coal. I wanted the vocabulary the characters used to reflect the setting, so I invented a number of idioms. “I’ll be out in a gear’s turn,” means the person will be outContinue reading “How You Say What You Say”
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Year of Books 2021: The Best!
Time to clean off the shelf. Every year, I set aside every book I read on a shelf near the bed. At the end of the year, I evaluate what I’ve read before shelving the books in our permanent collection (or donate or sell or…). My year runs from July 4 to July 3. So…Continue reading “Year of Books 2021: The Best!”
Tour of Worlds 2018 — Adult Worlds of Wonder
Children, step away! You must be this many years old to ride the tours of these worlds! They’re aimed at adults. Boring, scheduled, gray adults! You see, adults need a little extra zip when they visit another world just to get over their bland lives and have a smidgen of excitement. But you see, that’sContinue reading “Tour of Worlds 2018 — Adult Worlds of Wonder”