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Zombies and all that

Well, this is another rant. Kinda sorta. You see, every time when I see another creepy horror cover on Facebook, every time I see a gruesome face covered in blood, every time I see more nightmarish creatures advertising a book, … Continue reading

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Trade in Lar Elien

I’ve been pondering how trade works in the world of Lar Elien. Most of the princedoms are quite self-sufficient, with people producing their own food and daily necessities basically near the home. They have their cattle and fields, people ply … Continue reading

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A Rose is a Rose

There are two things that got me thinking this time around. First, I actually played a role-playing game via Google-Hangout yesterday. And as I went exploring a small tunnel, my GM described the smell of the slime I crawled into … Continue reading

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The Stablemaster

I know the background of some of my characters fairly well while others have been quiet about themselves. Some offer up their stories voluntarily, like Silven, the stablemaster. She stepped into my thoughts one night when I couldn’t sleep and … Continue reading

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Lar Elien – Help Me Choose!

Today, I’m asking you all for help.This problem has been running round and round in my head, and while I know what I prefer, I want to ask for your opinion as fellow authors and readers. I’ve been getting feedback … Continue reading

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More horses in Fantasy

Well, I took some more pics of Lennox, the gelding, and that gave me an idea for another blog post about horses. Take a good look at the saddle and tack there: This is the gear used in the English … Continue reading

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Magic in Lar Elien

Magic is probably the one ingredient that is integral to fantasy. And of course, there are as many magical systems as there are authors of fantasy. That is a good thing. Now, magic is not prominent in my Lar Elien … Continue reading

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Finding Names

A friend asked me yesterday how I go about finding names for my characters. The answer isn’t easy, because it depends … the names have to fit, somehow. There is one novel where I still haven’t found the right name … Continue reading

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Horses in Fantasy

I admit, today it’s my weary bones that inspire me. That’s the usual aftermath of one hour spent on horseback, working hard on making the horse do what I want it to do. (I ride English style, for those in … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts about Time

Saturday morning, I was lying in bed, gradually waking up and not quite wanting to, when I heard the town hall tower clock chime. This clock strikes every quarter hour, but only counts the hour itself on the full hour, … Continue reading

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