I wandered off to Jen’s blog this week..

Author KM Herkes is back for round two, talking about one of her kickass female characters. If you missed Part One, check it out here. Let me tell you about Grace. Grace is the protagonist in Heartwood, my current work in progress. I want to share a bit of her biography. Fair warning, it might…

via KM Herkes–writer of kickass heroines with power. Part Two! — Jen Ponce

I wander off on a guest-posting adventure

If you aren’t reading Jen Ponce’s books & following her Oogy Monsters blog yet, you should be. I was honored with an invitation to write a little something to post there, and this happened. I might have ranted a little. Big surprise.

This Monday, author KM Herkes talks about her brand of strong women. You’ll want to give it a read!

via KM Herkes–writer of kickass heroines with power. Part One! — Jen Ponce

Rough Passages: A Guest Post by K.M. Herkes

Ever wanted to know more about the first time superpowers appeared in my Rough Passages world? Now’s your chance. Read on…

Why is it a reblog? Because  Em Ray invited me to take over her blog one day this week. How could I refuse? I love the fascinating and action-packed Rothganar stories (and adore the lovely background tidbits that get posted on Menyoral.com.)  So I jumped at the chance to write a guest post. And when I finished writing this one, I thought, “Wow, this world-building stuff was was fun! And useful too!” So I’ve continued doing more posts like it here on dawnrigger.com, and I carried this first inspiration home today. Enjoy!

Saga of Menyoral

Please welcome the second of my guests, K.M. Herkes, to talk about the world in her Rough Passages stories. 🙂

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I read the instructions as, “Talk about one of your worlds and worldbuilding. Anything you want to share.”  Here’s what came out.

Some worlds begin in stardust. They burst forth from a writer’s imagination in a glimmer of dreams and a sparkle of imagination. Mine? Mine start as raw ore, get hammered into shape through force of will and tempered in my sweat.

The world of my Rough Passages Tales started with the following raw materials: the angry sound of a slammed door, a photograph of a smoking handprint, and the thought, “Damned hot flashes. I am going to burst into flames, I swear.”

The final shining result? A world where a mid-life crisis can cause natural disasters. I twisted history one tiny bit and traced the ripples of consequence forward to a present day…

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