I’m going to open by saying I’m having way more fun doing research for Oni than I expected. Perfumes and soaps have a long, long history of human use, Continue reading
I sometimes think half the trouble in my life has come from trying to be responsible. Under the current Covid-panic conditions, Continue reading
This one did not come out like I wanted, drat.
In real life, you improvise.
This is a problem I’ve noticed in a bunch of books that end up in the pile of “read partway through, decide not to waste more time”, or in extreme cases, “wall it”. Continue reading
How many villages weren’t by the tracks at all? How integrated were the railroads, before the Kabane hit?
Because that could be important. Twenty years could be a long time Continue reading
Right now, I have to admit, I’m sitting on a near-overwhelming desire to say “I told you so.” I’m not sure who to. Possibly Fauci. Continue reading
Daniel walked out to the railings on the first car, shading his eyes from the rising sun as he checked out the view. Underbrush by the tracks, trees in the distance; Continue reading
And it was as if the iron gates of Hades had swung open, releasing the nightmare hordes; fists upraised, lips glittering with foam, united in one primal cry.
Ahem. Why yes, the traffic was incredibly jammed Saturday. Continue reading
I don’t know how worldbuilding works best for most people, but once I have a start and end scene in my head, worldbuilding is kind of a… dialogue. Between what I want my world to be like, and what I want my characters to be and be able to do. Continue reading