Welcome to The West Wood

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned a new “fantasy western” world I was working on: The West Wood. Since then, I’ve realized I haven’t really discussed the project here on the blog because it’s been a series on my Patreon. And surely anyone who follows my world-buildng work here is reading every public post over…


Who’s Who in World-Building

I’ve often said that, when creating a storyworld, you should focus on character archetypes rather than unique, specific characters. Don’t worry about “Doris Black, Bounty Hunter” when you can work up “the bounty hunters of House Black.” After all, one character will get you one story, but a character archetype can unleash a horde of…


Patreon is GO!

After months of hemming, hawing, and other assorted mouth-noises, I’ve finally done it. I’ve launched a Patreon campaign to support the creation of new stories and storyworlds here on the website. If you’re a regular visitor here, you know I love creating new worlds. I love filling them with interesting characters and exciting conflicts, and…