Fringe Elements #1: Three’s a Crowd

Three figures trod across a soggy plain, disparate feet displacing pale bluish sand. On every side they faced tidal pools filled by iridescent fish and crustaceans–often nestled in crevices and bowls formed by the lowest spurs of peculiar half-circle rock formations in dark reds and oranges. Fewer but much larger formations created ridges and causeways […]

The Lost Art of Tonal Continuity

Yes, yes, I know, it’s not actually lost, and I do think many of our current woes with it are just a phase, but this article will remain relevant long after that phase ends. Let’s get to it, eh? Shock and horror! Valiantly attempting to defend the elven prince from the Blacksickle Assassins, the shield-maiden […]

Now Available to Buy: The Necromancer and the Revenant!

Hello, readers mine, and welcome to a blog post almost two years in the making (or almost twenty-seven, depending on how you want to look at it)! I am proud to announce that after dozens of revisions adding up to three vastly different versions over those two years, The Necromancer and the Revenant is available for you […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant: Meet the Protagonist

I have devoted more words to my dissatisfaction with conventional fantasy protagonists than is, perhaps, strictly healthy. Some of my gripes become less relevant over time, some do not. We still have a lot of protagonists accustomed to fucking up and letting God–the one out of the machine, specifically–sort it out. It probably goes without […]

The Necromancer and the Revenant–Version Three Completed!

I undertook an exhausting journey to reach this point, and as I’ve just completed that journey (around 8:45 PM EST!) I won’t be writing much here tonight. For now, suffice to say that The Necromancer and the Revenant is finished. Characters warped and mutated, plotlines merged and reappeared, heroes became anti-heroes, and Gratai’s height fluctuated madly both […]