Happy Worldbuilding Wednesday, all! Today’s prompt came from one of those little moments of magic I’ve talked about in past posts, where the real world give the gift of inspiration. I was taking a break from work and wandering the library stacks when I saw this itty-bitty box secured with strings, its spine sticking well […]Read More More Real World Inspiration: Tiny Red Tome Prompt
Yesterday I talked about inspiration, and today I am going to ride the coat-tails of that post into a practical example of using what you have to create some magic in your worlds, real and imaginary! As a fantasy author, tabletop gamer, and amateur mapmaker, I have a lot of places to focus my creative […]Read More Using Maps as Writing Prompts
Happy Tasty Tuesday all! Since it’s autumn here in the northern hemisphere, I’ve had harvest-time foods on my mind. Pumpkin bread, heart stews, spiced cider…all sorts of goodies that I associate with the time of year and all it brings. And of course, I can’t help but think about the various regions of Ahra, and […]Read More Tasty Tuesday: Harvest Goodies
Food is life. Literally. The fuel that powers our bodies, but also a source of joy and celebration. Holidays all over the world have special foods that accompany them, sometimes recipes and traditions passed down over the generations. When crafting a world–gaming, writing, or otherwise–thinking about your characters’ sustenance is important. What sorts of crops […]Read More Worldbuilding Wednesday: Let’s Eat!