A dup? And what is this about cheese? Dups are used as pack animals and as dairy or meat sources from Hillport to Eaglebrook.Think of something between an American bison and a rhinocerous, and that is getting close to what a dup looks like. The legs are quite stout, and the shoulders mound up behind … Continue reading Oh, for a clump of Dup cheese!
In the continent of TIRRA, I am setting the world notes in the Age of Swords. Why did I choose that era? The ages each have meaning. TIRRA is lacking in iron, and therefore must make do with copper, zinc, nickel, and tin and so on. Swords made of bronze may look impressive, but they … Continue reading Why the Age of Swords?
From the frigid Ice Barony to the balmy tropic islands of the Spice Barony, there is much to discover in TIRRA. Tirra is a large continent on a world called Talia, a world that has a large number of different kinds of peoples who are spread across TIRRA and two other continents, and several large … Continue reading Welcome to TIRRA
This blog has lain fallow for nearly a year. Creatively I was just in a place where I didn't have anything to say - due to a lot of reasons that should probably be left unsaid. But, yes, it's a nice sunny warm Sunday, and I'm inside pretending I'm very far away. I've dusted off … Continue reading TIRRA Kickoff
I've had a long flirtation with writing implements and papers. If I just don't like the pen or the paper, I may as well play Solitaire because I won't get anything significant done. Yeah, I might be able to write a little, but I might as well toss it sooner rather than later. Also, trying … Continue reading On Journaling
He leaned over his unfinished dinner, and said, "You don't love me. You never did really love me." She took a sip of wine, perhaps to have a moment to think, then she said, "Well, yes I did. I don't know how it all ended, but I just don't any longer." "I would say" he … Continue reading The verb I don’t use
The bread holds the good stuff inside. That's the plot. It's full of promise, but you really don't want to taste just the bread. The good stuff is inside. The characters.
I often find randomness to be a great creativity boost. Just what would a Chase story have in common with Making amends? I don't know, so you'll have to tell me.
As adults, I think most people discount dreams. We don't pay attention to them, don't put any significance in them, and don't bother remembering them. I've always been glad that I have never had that tendency. I dream often, vividly, in color, and I remember my dreams. Today it paid off. I dreamed up a … Continue reading Killer Dreams?
I find my muse in the closet, behind the spot where the cat hides in storms, behind heavy coats, in the darkest safest place. She looks up at me above tear-streaked cheeks, with more moisture rolling down rosy tender curves. I'm not working at that office today. I can spend some time with you. Are … Continue reading When writing isn’t easy