Worldbuilding Wednesday: Weaving Fate

While playing around with the idea of Fates of some kind weaving a tapestry and cutting threads when someone dies for some stories I am currently busy with, I was reminded of a specific poem in the Icelandic Njál’s Saga. It appears at the end of the saga and is quite a gruesome scene that […]

NaNoWriMo 2015 – The End

In what seems like the blink of an eye the end of NaNoWriMo is here! This year has been so much more productive than I thought it would be. I ended up doing 101 192 words as of this morning…

NaNoWriMo and Writing Update

I can’t believe NaNoWriMo’s end is just a few days away. I think that I will still be doing a last stint on Sunday (and I am not missing the fun of the last write-in!) to get the whole story down before midnight on 30 November. And then the editing will start. Lots and lots of editing.

Skryfnuus – Afrikaanse kortverhale

Op die oomblik is ek steeds druk besig met NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), alhoewel ek reeds my 50 000 woorde bereik het. Ek wil die eerste weergawe van die storie The Charms of Life and Death hierdie maand klaarmaak al vat dit meer as 50 000 woorde. Die gevolg is dat ek nog nie […]

NaNoWriMo Update and Why I Love Word Sprints

Reaching my goal of 50 000 this month at this moment seems a lot easier than it did 12 days ago! At the moment my word count is 42 515 and I am hoping to reach my 50 000 by Sunday. Thing is, I wasn’t planning on finishing this soon at all. I was planning […]

NaNoWriMo Update: Day 3

Today is already the third day of NaNoWriMo! I had decided to push for as many words as possible on Sunday so that it’s still okay if there are some days on which I don’t get the chance to write 1 700 words. My plan of action was to get up very early on Sunday […]

Epic and Amazing Writing Music (Part 2)

Read the first part of the writing music posts here – Epic and Amazing Writing Music (part 1) A lot of writers (like me) use music to set the scene while writing and I’m always on the lookout for new music that will suit whatever I am writing. Mostly this means finding orchestral music that […]

NaNoWriMo and Prep Resources (Part 3) – Wikipedia Book Creator

Welcome to the third instalment of the NaNoWriMo prep blogposts. The previous posts can be read by clicking the links below: NaNoWriMo Prep and Resources – Scrivener NaNoWriMo Prep and Resources – Pinterest This week I’ll be looking at the Wikipedia Book Creator. This very handy tool lets you compile your own collection of articles […]