Category Archive: My Universes

May 05

A List of Planets

For a long time writing The Saga of Banak-Zuur, I kept a running list of planets, other significant place names, people, and important artifacts.  Perhaps I should have kept it up, but it got oppressive to maintain. Nevertheless, I got to thinking about all the planets in the series, and how they exemplify just how …

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Sep 04

Trarsa: A Survey of an Advanced World

For 65,000 years, Trarsa was the dominant civilization in the known universe and the effective leader of the Triumvirate. As such, it was the center of intergalactic civilization for more than 60,000 years. Today, as the home of Nekalee and Ritee of A Hierarchy of Gods, who figure prominently in the history of the universe, …

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Jun 30

Blog Tour: Lesley Kellerman

I was inducted into this Blog Tour project by Thaddeus White, a crafter of adult fantasy and colorful worlds to put it in.  Thaddeus holds a special place in the literary realm for me because although I’ve been writing for a long, long time and was preparing to self-publish my books (there are eight written), …

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Jun 23

Introduction to Trarsani 4: Tense, Aspect, and Mood

How to think about languages This is the part that I dreaded writing because I wasn’t sure how to approach it.  But what it boils down to is that the first step is not mine, but yours.  Unlearn everything you know about English.  When we use language, we communicate all manner of notions about ownership, …

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Jun 20

Introduction to Trarsani 3: Verbs and Basic Sentence Structure

Verbs Verbs are a breeze to identify.  If it ends in ai (ay), it’s a verb.  Likewise, if it’s a verb, it ends in ai or ay.  I imagine that at one time there were exceptions, but as Trarsani has been evolving as a language for longer than humans have even had language, those kinks …

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