This has been a tough week, mainly due to stress at work. Unfortunately, I haven’t quite mastered compartmentalizing work stress from my home life, so I needed a break from computer-related endeavors.
In short, I didn’t write much this week.
I did, however, get myself a bit more organized for my upcoming works-in-progress. Note the plural there. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: All the W.I.P.!
It’s hard for even me to believe, but I have somehow neglected to explore Everfeld with you all, the setting of The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.
However, I think that was for the best, because I have a very special surprise to help you all step into this world. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Everfeld (with a bonus!)
In the hopes of reviving this series as a monthly installment, I’d like to talk about another region of northern Úr’Dan. The Western Uplands have received terribly little attention in my writings so far.
I must admit, this region of Úr’Dan is not as fleshed out as some of the others we’ve discussed. We’re changing that today! Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Western Uplands
I did not realize how long it’s been since I wrote one of these. Apologies if you’ve felt bombarded over the head with writing updates, marketing tips, and publishing think-pieces for four months.
Not heartfelt apologies, though. I regret nothing.
But now it’s time to scroll all the way in on another region of my fantasy world: The Rainflow Valleys. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Rainflow Valleys
Many of the smaller regions or groups in Úr’Dan wield inordinate power over the subcontinent. We’ve already seen this with Driftport, the city out of which all Úr’Daní trade flows, and the Arrowhead, which serves as a necessary stopping point for trade flowing up and down Everwash.
Well, as promised, we’re going to look at yet another region that, while geographically and demographically small, holds enormous sway in Úr’Dan. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Naebvael
I’ve managed to fall into a monthly rhythm with this series without even trying. However, I may do an extra one this month in honor of NaNo.
For today’s journey, I’d like to take you to a small region that wields significant influence in the Uplands — some might even say disproportionate influence. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Arrowhead
I’ve spent the last several installments of this series talking about the various peoples who inhabit Úr’Dan. Now I think it’s time to start giving bits of the history of this subcontinent.
Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Brief History of the Northern Migration
It’s been a while since I’ve written a real post. At least it feel that way to me. I thought providing a bit more world-building info would be a nice way to ease myself back into a more regular writing/blogging routine.
As I discussed in the last installment of this series, the peoples living in the southern half of Úr’Dan are far more diverse than their neighbors to the north. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Bargers and Southerners
In my first three posts in this series, I discussed the general aspects of my world-building, such as the language and the mythology. Then, I delved a little bit deeper into the geography and peoples of the northern half of Úr’Dan, providing some insight into the the people and landscapes seen in The Warden of Everfeld: Memento.
Now, I think it’s time we visit the southern half of Úr’Dan. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: The Southern Half
In honor of the premier of Planet Earth II back in March, I wrote a post about the northern region of my fantasy world, Úr’Dan. In that post, I wrote about the Hundred Teeth mountain range and the Uplands that make up the northern portion of this subcontinent.
Planet Earth II was fantastic, by the way. If you have not watched it, you’re missing out on some beautiful cinematography and amazing animals.
Anyway, I thought I would continue my “Exploring Úr’Dan” series by discussing the people who actually live in the Uplands, collectively known as Uplanders. Continue reading Exploring Úr’Dan: Feldings and Uplanders