In creating the Middle Sea world for the Society of the Sword Trilogy, and the other stories I’m writing set there, I’ve amassed a pretty voluminous file of notes—details about the world which help me when writing, but would only drag the plot pacing to a halt if included in the narrative. I think the file runs to about 250,000 words at the moment, so there’s quite a bit there!

I was reading some old travel guides for another project I’m working on, or hoping to get going with before the end of the year and a thought occurred to me for some fun blog posts. I’m cobbling together some of the notes on Ostenheim into a tour guide of sorts. I’ll post it up in a series of instalments here over the next few weeks—the first one should be ready in a few days. It should give a bit more of a flavour to the city, its culture, and people, but there won’t be any narrative to it; it’s just for a bit of fun.

Otherwise, I’m going through the line edits on my next book at the moment. I’m tempted to do a title reveal on that now, but I’m not 100% on it yet, so stay tuned!

I hope everyone’s having a great summer!

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