May Writing Update 2

Or, This is taking longer than expected Since the previous update I, on the one hand, don’t feel like I’ve written that much, but that is because I have mostly been outlining and going over timelines for specifically The Ruon Chronicles. The timeline for Porselein is still small enough for me to just have some … More May Writing Update 2

May Writing Update – Fiction, Camp NaNoWriMo, and an Academic Paper

Can you believe we’re in the thick of autumn here in the southern hemisphere already? Although, I’m already working on July mags at work, so my mind is a bit split in two and apparently have decided that it’s June. (Mostly because I worked on weekly mags for 8 years and my brain seems a … More May Writing Update – Fiction, Camp NaNoWriMo, and an Academic Paper

Writing Update – March 2018

Hersenskim sponsored!  I did it! I sponsored the word “hersenskim” in the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (Dictionary of the Afrikaans Language – think the OED). Basically sponsoring words are a way of procuring more funds to continue with the lexicography work necessary to continue the dictionary. And, as “hersenskim” is one of my favourite words and … More Writing Update – March 2018

Current WIPs, Short Story Accepted, and NaNoWriMo 2017

Writing update time! So, I have ended up doing quite a bit of writing, but feeling like I am not really getting anywhere because the writing consists of so much planning. Worldbuilding different worlds, changing my mind The previous NaNoWriMo’s had me knowing exactly what I want to write and what I would spend the … More Current WIPs, Short Story Accepted, and NaNoWriMo 2017

Worldbuilding “The Ruon Chronicles” – The Farlands War

When worldbuilding, I find it easiest to write myself short articles or little stories to explain some of the things that happen – especially if they come to play a bigger part in the Chronicles as a whole. Here is one example of how I worldbuild, based off a few sketch notes I’d made earlier. … More Worldbuilding “The Ruon Chronicles” – The Farlands War

Worldbuilding The Ruon Chronicles – Of Maps and Kingdoms

There, I’ve done it. At last I’ve given in to ponderings I’ve been having and changed the map of Airtha-Eyrassa. Well, okay, I changed the kingdoms. Okay, I added some more kingdoms. Because I realised a while ago already that the kingdoms were all quite large and unwieldy. So out came the pen and pencil. … More Worldbuilding The Ruon Chronicles – Of Maps and Kingdoms