I haven’t put anything up in a while and the simplest reason for that is that I haven’t really been writing. Sure I’ve occasionally been jotting an idea down in my notebook but no substantial writing has been done so I’ve had nothing to write about but it’s Camp NaNoWriMo this month so I’ve made… Continue reading Losing Faith
Or so I hope. I’ve not been writing much for the past couple of weeks because instead I have been devouring books. And I do mean devouring. I’ve finished two trilogies in the past week and a half and have made a dent in the first book of another. Meanwhile, my characters are chilling on a… Continue reading Good Reading Makes Good Writing
I am having a mare at the moment, and by moment I mean constantly, with world building relating to travel distances. My drawing skills mean that, at best, I can do a rough outline of the lands in my world and have a vague idea of the direction that key events occur. However, when it… Continue reading The Road Beneath My Feet
At the beginning of January, I set myself an ambitious goal – to write 25k this month. It’s not as ambitious as NaNoWriMo’s 50k but that’s a different, more intense experience, this is a goal that I can reasonably expect to sustain even amongst my deadlines and daily life. Or so I thought. The first… Continue reading Counting On You
I’m feeling nostalgic. I’m working in that halls of residence that I lived in five years ago and walking past my old block I was hit with the sense of what I was like at 19. So determined to stand out with my over-bleached hair, dyed blue, with my Buffy tattoo and my wrist piercings.… Continue reading Five Years Later
Right now I’m overthinking the dead parent trope. It’s a staple in fantasy for a reason, you need there to be no ties for your MC to worry about if they’re going to be able to go and make their way in the world. I completely understand why it happens and in several other stories… Continue reading Parents Don’t Be Too Kind to Your Kids
I’m pondering other races. Not of people, I’m very conscious about ensuring that my characters have a variety of skin colours and backgrounds as I work my way through my novel. I mean races like Tolkien races. As I mentioned in my previous post, my MCs are not human so I’ve already added in one… Continue reading What About the Elves?