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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… Continue reading Short Story: “Forgotten” writing update, part 2

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Behind the Fiction: Blood and Tears

Written for Microcosms, “Blood and Tears” received an honourable mention. The prompts were “guard”, “exhibition hall”, and “crime”. Blood and Tears They had always said that my blood wasn’t pure enough to work here, that the gods would take vengeance for having their holy objects exhibited for all to see. I rolled my eyes at… Continue reading Behind the Fiction: Blood and Tears

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Adventures in writing “Porselein”

Or, on building a new world I have gotten so used to writing in the world of Airtha-Eyrassa, that building a whole new world for Porselein has come as quite a shock to my system! Suddenly I’m left with a complete blank page screaming “Here be dragons” and I’m not even sure if that world… Continue reading Adventures in writing “Porselein”

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On building a magic system for “Porselein”

I’m currently busy with the planning and outlining of Porselein (that is to say, version 2.0 after I got my brainwave post chapter 4). Building a new magic system has been quite interesting as I’m so used to either working within the sphere of the Ruon Chronicles, or using handwavium to put something together for… Continue reading On building a magic system for “Porselein”

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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… Continue reading Current WIPs, Short Story Accepted, and NaNoWriMo 2017

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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.… Continue reading Worldbuilding “The Ruon Chronicles” – The Farlands War

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Adding Culture and History in Flash and Micro Fiction

While it is quite easy to use many elements of culture or history in short stories and novels, it is a much trickier thing to do when it comes to fiction shorter than 1 000 words. This is perhaps even truer when you are writing genre fiction and maybe writing a story set in a completely… Continue reading Adding Culture and History in Flash and Micro Fiction

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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.… Continue reading Worldbuilding The Ruon Chronicles – Of Maps and Kingdoms