How I Write Worldbuilding Notes

I’ve touched on how I write worldbuilding notes before, but in the meantime, I’ve also started to use the program Aeon Timeline (not a sponsored mention) to keep the timeline in my longer works, like The Ruon Chronicles, straight. And Aeon is helping a lot (especially since I’m planning various novels, short stories, and novellas […]

Character Sheet: Selena Tellah, the Ruon Chronicles

Here’s an example of a simple character sheet – although I left out the parts that would be spoilers of the story! Read more about building characters and character sheets here. Selena Tellah — Ruon — Lives at Ruon Haliern (Book 1) Role in Story: Main Character   Occupation: Ruon Healer, on her way to becoming […]

Behind the fiction: The Book of Damnation

Written for Microcosms, this story was quite a fun one to write. Not quite unicorns and rainbows, though… For those who missed yesterday’s post, I’m giving the story first and the “behind the scenes” afterwards. Fiction: The Book of Damnation Welstandsuitsig Abbey had been built upon a tall pinnacle. Waking and sleeping in shifts, they […]

Writing update: June 2018, part 2

Well, May and June turned out to be very good months when it came to publication! Publications My short story, “Pandjieswinkelgoed”, appeared in the 22 June 2018 issue of Vrouekeur and this was the first print magazine short story that I’ve sold. Huzzah! I now also have two article on The Mighty under my belt […]

Short Story: “Forgotten” writing update, part 2

You can read part 1 of Forgotten over here. Working on the rest of the novella Although I’ve now provisionally outlined most of the novella, the ending is still escaping me. I’m therefore planning to write the rest and then only when I get closer to the ending decide whether I am going to outline […]