• Southerwake, Anrod, Vendaria.
    Southerwake, the southernmost city in the world. Home of House Barque and its renown shipyard. A small port village, Southerwake overlooks the Spring Sea and is linked to Port Wavering via the waterways.
08. 03. 2015

The Power of Revision & Fixing The First Draft

Revision Six months ago I finished the first draft of the initial four chapters in The Stave and The Shroud. Feeling very proud of my accomplishments, I decided to share it with a...

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03. 09. 2014
Kaleb duels Cerverec the Redeemer

Chapter Four, Scene One: Kaleb Steward

Death The Stave and the Shroud: Chapter Four, Scene One It was always the same nightmare. I charged down the hill. Colliding with legions of animated effigies, the Condemned. They tried to stop...

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31. 08. 2014
Jazel (Nightingale) il'Kaleb

Chapter Three, Scene One: Jazel (Nightingale) il’Kaleb

After working with a friend (thanks Ayrosa) on revising chapter one, I finally was able to get chapter three fully completed. This chapter is very intense, and begins to set things in motion for...

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22. 08. 2014

Chapter Two, Scene One: Laiyana Barque

  I’ve decided to reveal another scene of the book celebrating my milestone of reaching the first 25 pages of the first draft of the Stave and the Shroud. This is my favorite character in the book....

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13. 08. 2014

Chapter one, scene one: Teren Barque

It’s been a while since I’ve last written, but I have an announcement to make (on my birthday). Here it is: I have finished Chapter 1 of The Stave and the Shroud! *air punch* My...

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14. 07. 2013

Character Background

Character Background Example We all know how important a character background is. The more you know about a character, the more real she will seem to the reader. In fiction writing courses, character...

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14. 06. 2013

The Art of Building A World

The World The World. My favorite tarot card. To me, it’s the most powerful major arcana symbol – the totality, the all-encompassing unity. I’ve always been drawn to think big. Even in the early...

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28. 05. 2013
A Fellwoman in the Ranging Mountains

An Introduction To Belief Systems

Seeing Is Believing I have always been fascinated by belief systems, especially ancient ones. To me, this is the fundamental part of all good fantasy: it’s what J.R.R. Tolkien and George Lucas have...

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22. 05. 2013
An Astrolabe

The Journey

The Project And The Journey The project is simple: to self-publish the first book in a fantasy series entitled The Stave And The Shroud that follows a man named Teren on a quest to break his...

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