Intention Statement

Inspiration Post III

This weeks inspiration post follows the creation of my Mastery Journal Timeline. This timeline sets the framework for completing my MFA in creative writing and moving closer to my life’s task. As I analyze the timeline I realize how close I am to finishing the education step I have taken on this journey. As I close out my first class and look to the next eleven I am less then 12 months from graduating with my MFA. Not only is this setting my on my journey with a great educational foundation it is also allowing me to achieve an education goal I have always had. To be a master in something is no small feat an having the MFA in my bag of holding as I take the next step on the road to mastery feels so uplifting to me.

I will close out those post with a graphic and some motivational or inspiration words. These each speak volumes to me personally.

Mastery: Personal Development and Leadership Week 3

This week I have been tasked with creating a Feedly and LinkedIn account along with provided screenshots. Feedly was new to me and have been enjoying the content that is being pushed based on my subscriptions. I previously had a LinkedIn account but it was very dated and quite dusty. I had to freshen it up a bit for this assignment.

If you are looking for my inspiration post please see the inspirational page.

Inspiration Post II

This weeks inspiration post is from my library of material I used for my world building adventures. Over the years I have picked up books as I have found them to leverage for my writing. Some are game books or actual games, there are resource books from Zelda, Skyrim, and Warcraft, and other just random things I have found that I felt influential.

This of course is not everything but most of the physical stuff. I have a hard drive full of PDF’s from Paizo which produces the Pathfinder game and Kobold Press which makes game material for Dungeons and Dragons among others. Maybe one day I will be the one writing for a video game or RPG game system. For now I lose myself in their fantastical worlds.

The Workshop Library

Inspiration Post I

As a creative writer focused on the fantasy genre I get a lot of inspiration from role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. Over the years I have collected several books from the early days of D&D all the way up to the newest editions. Oddly I haven’t played the game since a kid in the 1980’s but I still love reading the game books and checking out the art.

From a kid in the 1980’s until today I have always loved the D&D art and have even bought some prints over the years. I stumbled across a great documentary that was recently released about the early days of D&D art. Learning the history behind the art was just as inspirational as the art itself. Hearing the stories of young artists interested in the fantasy genre apply their craft and becoming part of the industry reminds me of the journey I want to take.

The art itself is also very inspirational to me. I can enjoy the art for what it is but at the same time, I am immediately drawn into it. I can instantly imagine how those scenes could play out in a story or use the visuals as jumping-off points for characters or scenes I want to create in my writing.


EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons. (n.d.). Retrieved from