SpecTech: Signing on a Crew for a Fantasy Ship

In my last Spec Tech I wrote about choosing a ship for a fantasy novel. This time, we will sign on a crew to sail the ship. While we chose a carrack as a useful model of a fantasy ship, the crew we choose would work for almost any sailing ship. The skills required and…… Continue reading SpecTech: Signing on a Crew for a Fantasy Ship

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Spec Tech: Designing a Ship for a Fantasy Novel

Mishell Baker asked me to write a post that would “walk … through the various parts of a ship. You could even do an example of an older type ship that might appear in fantasy…” So, I have endeavored  to look back in history to find the sort of ship that would fit well into high…… Continue reading Spec Tech: Designing a Ship for a Fantasy Novel