I’m aborting my foray into RPG blogging. I am often overcome with a variety of creative impulses, and tend to follow too many of them, until I find my resources stretched thin and in danger of snapping. The last couple months have been a time of assessment and pruning, until my course realigned with the goals I had the ability and the opportunity to accomplish.
One of the features of my other blog was a weekly fantasy fiction serial based on the 4E D&D game I started playing in. My intent was to sharpen my writing muscles with short format pieces. I want to continue the exercise, so I’m going to move the feature over to this blog. Starting next Friday, I will reprint the first post from the Read more
Where did everybody go? Traffic to the site dropped by almost half exactly last week. I’m pretty sure it’s related to the expiration of the kameronmf.com domain, which happened back on April 10th. Hopefully, folks will find their way back.
I know I’ll still be here. I really enjoy blogging. It helps me sort through my thoughts and focus on the message or idea I’m trying to convey. Sometimes the process of writing a post distills the thought to its essence. Sometimes posts serve as the receptacle for detritus, allowing me to disgorge the random creativity bouncing around in my head so I can concentrate on a specific project. Read more
This blog turns 5 next month. Over those five years, I’ve written posts about a lot of different subjects, and not all of them are related to fantasy fiction. Topics have included events in my personal life, the NBA, Dungeons and Dragons, movie reviews, game design, and various geek interests. Some of these posts are quite popular with spammers, some come up frequently in searches. The most popular post on this blog is not about fantasy fiction.
The obsessive-compulsive aspect of my personality has a deep desire to purge these non-fantasy fiction posts. I’ve considered running additional blogs focusing on other topics, and moving relevant posts from here to there, but I just don’t have the time. Read more
I launched the Pens & Swords blog on kameronmf.com almost five years ago. The Men with Pens provided me with a free site critique last summer after I relaunched the blog. One result of that feedback was the purchase of the pensandswords.com domain, which I’ve been using as a redirect.
That’s about to change. Read more
The knight stepped out from the shadow of the gatehouse as the chains that raised the portcullis clinked to a halt. Sunlight flashed off the polished plates of his armor as he strode toward the agreed location for the duel. The metal’s weight comforted him, though he could feel some imbalances indicative of loose straps and other casualties of wear. Nothing life-threatening, however. He would send for an armorer after this business was finished.
Two men were waiting as the knight approached. One swung a broadsword with two hands in clumsy movements that reminded the knight of the first swings he took with his father’s blade. The weapon now hung comfortably on his left hip, ready to leap into his gauntleted hand.
The other man took the blade from the first, and showed a much more practiced stroke. He offered the sword back to his companion, who returned to his hacking arcs with an indifferent shrug. A nudge and a nod toward the knight from the bladesman brought the display to an end. Read more