The Guild of The Hunter God, Revised

Revisionary work is a great process for improving your work, as well as discovering your voice and your strengths. Both through reading the works of other students and through submitting my own for review, I gained a greater understanding of how storytelling in fiction can be done in a way that entertains, tantalizes the mind,Continue reading “The Guild of The Hunter God, Revised”

3 Tips for Screen Writing

It can become an overwhelming task to create a new, invigorating idea. Pressure is on all the time to make the next big thing. What’s more, often director, producers, project managers, and editors tell you “new” isn’t what people want, but the same old story told another way. To be truly creative and still beContinue reading “3 Tips for Screen Writing”

Meeting Mr. King

The smell of burnt popcorn hung in the air. The office itself wasn’t the finest in New York already, and now the smell made Joseph feel self-conscious. He wasn’t a young man, not anymore.  That title had left him on his thirtieth birthday, ten years ago. At that time, those who once called him youngContinue reading “Meeting Mr. King”

The Journal of Brek

652 ME, September 23 My first new entry upon my return from the Dark Dimension. I wish my feet were on Alteris soil under better circumstances. After having tracked my prey for countless years across the shadow plains, it escaped, back into this world. What’s worse, the techniques for tracking the being do not appearContinue reading “The Journal of Brek”

4 Life Lessons From Wizard of Earthsea

When I was a young man I was introduced to LeGuin’s epic fantasy tale, A Wizard of Earthsea. From the sweeping vistas of the Archipelago, to the deep mysticism and authority of the magic in Earthsea, I loved everything I found in her amazing work. But one thing stood out to me above all theContinue reading “4 Life Lessons From Wizard of Earthsea”

Meeting a Wizard

I was ten years old before I could read. As I looked at words, they would move. Sometimes they would run together, blurring into new, different words. Other times, the letters would change shape, becoming characters totally foreign to the English alphabet. The longer I looked at the words, the harder it would get toContinue reading “Meeting a Wizard”

In Defense of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Ursula K. Le Guin and the Canon of English Literature             In consideration of literature, most readers would agree that classic works, such as those of William Shakespeare, John Milton, or Jane Austen fall into the accepted canon of seminal English works. Works of modern fantasy and science fiction, however, are often not given theContinue reading “In Defense of Fantasy & Science Fiction”

The Narë-Ka-Han

Along the Old Silk Road from Silg to Filenfoe, there is an old brick and timber building called the Tavern Hodlestone. In its heyday, it was a bustling location, with hundreds of merchants and adventurers stopping in day and night to fill their bellies before taking the long and dangerous journey toward the lands inContinue reading “The Narë-Ka-Han”

The Elkenhammers of Mul Debbon

In the world of Alteris there are many groups people choose to align themselves with. These groups are often referred to collectively as societies. Some societies have incredible influence in their regions. Others are more secretive. Every nation of Alteris, including the territory of Tandavar, is home to hosts of societies, each fulfilling different rolesContinue reading “The Elkenhammers of Mul Debbon”