Hit and Run They were being hunted. Outnumbered, outgunned, there was only one thing they could do. And it would take everything they had to do it. “Do you sense the enemy?” Wai Kit whispered. No response. Wai Kit glanced over his shoulder. “Wai! Still with me?” Gam Fong compressed his arms into himself, visibly […]
Alone in the Night The hours flew by in a rush of activity. The Protectors dumped all their cargo and shoved as many women and children as they could into the Shepherds. The patients were quarantined to Leopard Two. Sam Yung left the dead Protector with the abandoned goods, making more room for the living. […]
From Beyond the Stars With one man dead, another injured, and a vehicle damaged, the convoy had to reorganize. The Protectors replaced the damaged tires with their spares. Though they were run-flat tires, they wouldn’t last indefinitely, especially in this terrain. They pulled out spikes that had stuck in the windows and windscreens, allowing the […]
Wanbak They laid the remains of the dead Outsiders on the snow. Seven warriors, one shaman. It didn’t necessarily mean there were eight enemies, only that they had recovered eight bodies. As Sam Yung stood watch, the Protectors broke out their field knives and multitools, and got down to the bloody and grisly work of […]
As discussed in my previous post, I will be unveiling three stories on my blog. Each story is a microcosm of a story universe I’ve been working on. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing these stories as webserials. I’d like your opinion on which story is best. That story will become the seed for […]
Different cultures have different ways of treating weapons and martial arts. Bound up in historical, legal and cultural cornerstones, a society’s relationship with weapons speaks to deeper underlying norms. To reach a higher level of worldbuilding in the art of writing, think about how your culture views weapons and warfare. Here are some real-world examples […]
The IndieGoGo campaign for Saga of the Swordbreaker has been extended! The campaign will now run for a further 28 days, finishing at the end of the month. Although we failed to hit the original campaign goal of $2200 by 31st December, we still made a good show of ourselves. The campaign now stands at […]
The romance of the jianghu crosses borders and cultures. It is freedom from cultural strictures, skill with martial arts, an iron code of honor. In China, its greatest appeal comes from its sharp contrast with Confucian norms, with its emphasis on rigid social hierarchies and complex etiquettes. The West sees parallels with the knights-errant of […]
Xianxia is a Chinese genre. Cultivation is Western. How do you bridge the gap between East and West?
I’ll be appearing on The Writers Room to discuss cyberpunk and related matters with J. Ishiro Finney! You can watch the interview below or on YouTube. To learn more about my current project, SAGA OF THE SWORDBREAKER, click on the link here!