N. R. Tucker

The Worlds of My Mind


Personal Ramblings

Green Knob Trail, NC

Green Knob Trail is located in Julian Price Park off the Blue Ridge Parkway just past Blowing Rock if you’re traveling north. Continue reading “Green Knob Trail, NC”

Hiking Anniversary

It started as a way to get back in shape after surgery, but 71 hikes later it has turned into much more. Continue reading “Hiking Anniversary”

Christmas Hike in Stone Mountain NC

After a couple of months of not much hiking, I put hiking boots to soil on a good trail this week.  Continue reading “Christmas Hike in Stone Mountain NC”

Back On the Trail

After a hectic month I finally got back out on a trail.

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Success!

50,000+ words before the 22nd of November. I would like to say my brilliance was the cause, but I’m going with honesty.
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Surprise, Stairs on the Trail

A seven-mile loop around Pilot Mountain in North Carolina ends with steps. Lots and lots of stairs, in part for erosion, but mostly to taunt older hikers who do not do stairs well.

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Boone Fork Trail

I hike, a lot. I find hiking, even neighborhood walks, to be a wonderful way to gather inspiration for writing. It’s also a much needed stretch after beating on a keyboard for hours. I tend to hit trails with big views or a destination. As a result, Boone Fork Trail – although nearby – never caught my interest.  Continue reading “Boone Fork Trail”

Fantasy Art, Book Covers, and Me

When I decided to publish my first fantasy series, I looked at the options and opted to do my own book covers. Why? Three reasons: Continue reading “Fantasy Art, Book Covers, and Me”

Roaming the Woods

Many writers (me included) eventually find our characters in the woods, usually running at top speed or lost off trail. In the southeastern USA, your character might be able to swing through the tree tops (using kudzu vines), but otherwise they would need to stay on trails to maintain a lope, trot, run, sprint, or canter. Heck, in many spots you would need a machete to amble away from the trail.

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