One of the biggest influences on my writing was in town today and couldn’t pass up the chance to meet him if even for a couple seconds. Continue reading “Meeting An Influence”
Good question and I kind of rambling answer it in a new essay on the New England Speculative Writer’s page. Continue reading “Why Do I Write?”
As I flesh out the world of The Taleweaver’s Song, I’m finding inspiration all around. Continue reading “Inspiration Comes From All Around”
Big Jack Reacher fan (the books, not the movies. Tom Cruise is not Reacher) and just finished the latest, The Midnight Line. Good as usual and a source of inspiration. Continue reading “Reacher In Space”
Boss Fight Studio has created something amazing with their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. action figures and each series has provided me with inspiration. They recently announced their Guard of Accord figure and my creativity got going. Continue reading “The Guard’s Dream – A Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. story”
I’ve heard about this, the National Novel Writing Month, but never gave it much thought. That’s different this year. I’ve decided to give it a shot. Continue reading “#nanowrimo 2017”
My favorite fantasy series of all time is Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn. I’ve reread it a couple of times through the years and I’m excited that 2017 will see a return to that world. Continue reading “A Return To Osten Ard”
I saw this article and it connects nicely with my long term plans for The Taleweaver’s Song. Continue reading “Creating A Game Setting”
I’ve mentioned this a couple times already, so I suppose I should explain just what it is. Once The Skeleton Stone is published, a separate page will be created on the site but for now this is what Taleweaver’s Song is:
I’m a big Dungeons and Dragons fan, always have been. I never got a chance to play much, but the mechanics and idea behind it always fascinated me. I had a lot of the manuals and a couple campaign settings. It was always the Forgotten Realms that interested me the most. I devoured that stuff. From the books to the modules and especially the characters.
Forgotten Realms has always been one of my biggest inspirations. I always wanted to create something on that scale. I wanted to create a new world like that. And finally, I am.
Taleweaver’s Song is two things: a series of books and a pen and paper roleplaying game campaign setting. The setting will be developed on the Barking Fire Publishing website. Each new book will contain codex pieces that will be added to the setting to expand it and make it unique to the world of Merelein. This is an experiment of sorts. The books will stand on their own, you won’t need to have interest in the campaign setting to enjoy the books, and vice versa.
Where will all this go? Good question. I have ideas of where I want it to end up, but that’s all up to the readers and gamers. It won’t be a failed experiment by any means, because the books are happening no matter what. The campaign setting is just a side project that could go somewhere else or not end up being anything at all.
So that is what Taleweaver’s Song is. It’s a series of books taking place on the world of Merelein and it’s an RPG campaign setting.