Silver Star Kingdom to Thanmir War

Fifteen-year-old me had an idea. How about write a story? As a huge fan of “magical girl” anime and fairies at the time, I started to formulate the following idea. A charming, superficial young man named Derek lives in California with his parents and brilliant little sister. He’s going to college for botany and dates…

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Sketching

I decided to try my hand at sketching today. I’ve never done much in the way of “realistic” drawing, having spent most of my artistic time on anime-style cartoons. But I bought a brand new sketchbook last night and my pencil demanded I give it a try. The flaws taunt and torment me—the left eye…

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Spotify

I decided to join Spotify some time back, but I never really paid much attention to how wonderful a product it actually is. I love music, dance constantly around my living room with my daughter, and have been looking for a decent playlist making system. Well hello! Spotify is great for making a playlist. And…

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Sometimes I wonder

Sometimes I wonder if I’m a good writer or not. I’ve been told that I am, but I’ve also been told that my characters are wooden and unbelievable, which isn’t good writing. As I start my trek into plot point one, I find myself rethinking everything that’s on paper (figuratively, since I haven’t printed it…

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Thanmir War Prologue

The quiet rustle of dry parchment was a familiar sound as hungry hands shuffled through stacks of scrolls and books on a perpetual quest for information. Worn leather bindings surrendered their soothing musk to dusty layers of oxygen and oil left by tracing fingers and frequent review. Faded ink clung to aged fibers in eager…

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