Entering unchartered territory – ROW80 check in

There is one thing about being a plotter: you know the details of the story before you get there. As I’ve learned from reading James Scott Bell’s book “Plot & Structure“, I’m a as-far-as-the-headlights-reach type of plotter, which means that I plot detailed chapter outlines about 5-10 chapters in advance. Enough so that I can […]

The Transfăgărășan – translation: Romanian mountain pass of beauty and fear

After visiting: Sinaia’s Peles Castle, Bran Castle, Brasov, Rasnov and Sibiu, it was time to take the highway through the Romanian Făgărăș (Fah-gah-rush) Mountains. Being from Canada and from a province that is home to part of the Rocky Mountains, I have driven through the mountains on the Trans-Canada highway many times, which has this: […]