“The Ragged Astronauts” shows how plot, characterization, world building and foreshadowing can all be conveyed in the very first page of a genre novel. Now we move forward to the first actual interactions between the characters. We learned on that first page that the POV character, Toller Maraquine, see fools […]
Day One: Take Me to the River But in the wild lands beyond Bree there were mysterious wanderers, The Bree-folk called them Rangers, and know nothing of their origin. -The Fellowship of The Ring We launch our Journey Down the Anduin by setting the initial threat level — which is […]
Found last year in a used bookstore, “The Ragged Astronauts” caught my attention because its author, the Irish writer Bob Shaw, was responsible for the seminal sf short story Light of Other Days (which you can read here). I had never read any of Shaw’s novels, and the cover of “The […]
“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.” –Gandalf, An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit What follows is an AAR of a solo game of Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.
After a year of questioning my desire and dedication to writing, it is time than to get back to the business. I am launching the planning phase of a series of fantasy/steampunk series of novels. The planning will consist of a) world building and b) detailed outlining. I expect this planning […]