I have lately begun to suspect that the issues I have faced in writing fantasy is largely due to the fact that growing up I was a student of Old High Fantasy. I grew up reading and absorbing the ancient lore of Tolkien and exploring the highlands with Conan. Finding secrets with Merlin and facing dragons with a rag-tag meanegerie. Whenever I attempt to write in a more modern form these elements play at the back of my mind.

Perhaps, instead of letting them play at the back of my mind as some sort of cognitive shadow-box theatre I should focus on them while writing and see where the words take me. Even Stephen King dabbled in this writing style. I also play a lot of D&D which imports this into my mind in a more interactive manner.

I`ll have to keep trying this writing style and see if I can come up with anything worth reading.


I’ve decided that I’m going to try my hand at writing serials and then probably e-publishing them using the Kindle publishing service since it supports them.

Serials have always been a love of mine and I think that’s what attracts me to things like manga which is very episodic and gives you that cliffhanger urge to come back and read more. I’m looking forward to this project along side my other project that I’m just calling ‘Cowritten Steampunk’ for now. Be sure to check back for updates on both projects.