I’m a map, I’m a map…

Posted by James Eyler on January 7, 2018

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Really, it all started with a map. I was still living in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, I had caught up on my Daily Kick in the Pants blogs, read through seemingly endless pages of notes, and I still didn’t know where to start. Certainly there was a beginning, and and end, but what were they? I’d quickly realized that all I had was the dream and a bed of intentions. So, I drew a map. It started as a jagged blob, like I’d thrown an egg on a piece of paper and traced it. I threw in some jagged lines for rivers, and some pointy lines for mountains, a small circle for a city here and there, and some smaller blobs for forests, and suddenly the egg looked like a map. Serendipitously, a friend from the Army had been practicing making maps on some software he had, and

So…this is my story

Posted by James Eyler on January 3, 2018

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I have a major block when it comes to blogging: Who am I that anyone want to hear what I have to say? But then I had an idea! As of this date, I am an unpublished writer. As you can read in my bio, I don’t have a background in writing (other than creating my own adventures and worlds for D&D), I don’t have an established fan base, or ‘platform’ (this will be my first blog), and I have no formal training in . In essence, I am a newborn writer. So, why would anyone want to follow my story? Because I don’t believe I’m unique. I believe there are many others like me who have real talent, and have an amazing story to tell, but don’t know where to begin. So…this is my story. I have a finished manuscript (~150k words), the first book in a series, which