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Place Names

I thought I had spent enough time on the place-names. I drew a map with a pencil. I redrew the map using the Campaign Cartographer 3 application. It was surprisingly hard to use. I redrew the map again using Hexographer. …

Gritty and Detailed

I like my fiction gritty and detailed. I’m bugged by characters who don’t eat or sleep. Or stumble.

It means that some elements of the story require a fair amount of care. Sometimes this means a slow pace of writing and a lot of wandering around trying to balance a narrative flow against my base desire to be “right." …

Character Details

I’m not sure when I realized this, but one of the Red Knight’s squires has a stammer. Not a bad one. But he has to pause sometimes to get his speaking and his thinking back into synch. 

It wasn’t in his original character sketch. …

Second Edition

My non-fiction writing is technical. Deeply technical. Computer programming in Python, to be specific. (Under a different name, not F. L. Stevens.)

I’m working on a second edition of one of the books. …

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