Work-In-Progress Wednesdays #22

This week's WIP Wednesday is an excerpt from the latest chapter of Pathway of the Moon. ~~~ LEO tried to catch a glimpse of Foren as he and Amadeira were dragged from the cabin into the woods beyond. The moon shone down in silver-white on the ground and dappled the faces of the antagonizers who…

Sunday Sub-Genres: Grimdark Fantasy

Introduction While we've examined some very dark, gritty versions of fantasy, this sub-genre is one of the darkest. It is considered a sub-genre of fantasy that is notorious for its grittiness and darkness. However, whatever the views people have of it, the genre has become more popular since George R.R. Martin's wildly successful book A Song…

Work-In-Progress Wednesdays #21

This week's WIP Wednesday excerpt is from In Darkness Lost. I'm still finishing up some last edits, which I was kind of hoping I wouldn't be doing at this point, but hey... Plans don't always work out quite according to our wishes. So, this week's excerpt comes from some of the newer content that's been…

Saturday Setups: Government

Introduction Next up in our discussion on world building is government. Governmental systems impact daily life in so many ways it would be impossible to cover everything, but here I'll go over some of the major considerations and how different choices will impact your story. Depending on your choice, the differences in how life goes…

Work-In-Progress Wednesdays #20

Hi everyone! I'm back from my missions trip to Romania, and this week, I've got a little glimpse at what I worked on during the flight over. This is an excerpt from Trader Prince of Aleshtain. ~~~ HE shouldn't have been surprised that his father had gone behind his back on the matter of his…