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Worldbuilding: Maps of Airtha-Eyrassa

I won’t lie – I love maps. Whether they are of real or mythical places, a place I know very well or a place I still wish I could visit one day. For the Airtha-Eyrassa books I’m writing, I need much more detailed maps.

Flash Fiction: And the Shadows Danced

The fire dancers were preparing for the midsummer feast on the beach. Most were, by now, stripped to their waists in the gathering twilight. Shallow fire pits dug into the fine white sand adorned the beach beyond the reach of the waves. They were arranged in gleaming bands radiating from the centre platform where the […]

Camp NaNoWriMo Prep

If you’re taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo for the first time this April, you may wonder what you can do to prepare for the month of writing or preparing for NaNoWriMo in November. I would say that it’s a good idea to prepare for the Camp in much the same way as you would for […]

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 Prep and Resources (Part 2) – Pinterest

Read part one of NaNoWriMo Prep and Resources (Scrivener) here. Read about my novel for NaNoWriMo 2015 over here. I find that Pinterest is a very handy resource when I am looking for some writing inspiration or some photo references. Okay, and crochet patterns, but that’s best left for another post. If you have only […]

Mythology as Writing Inspiration: The Mythical Creatures Bible

The Mythical Creatures Bible: a Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings by Brenda Rosen Although The Mythical Creatures Bible is a small volume (only in size, it has nearly 400 pages), it contains a huge variety of mythological and folklore figures and almost all of them are illustrated. The volume consists of five parts: An introduction […]

Writing News – My Novel for NaNoWriMo 2015

Today the NaNoWriMo website opens for this year and you can start entering your novel on your page. My WIP for this year is up and the summary reads as follows: The Charms of Life and Death The Ruon Healers hold some of the greatest magic in all of Airtha-Eyrassa. With needle and thread they […]

NaNoWriMo and Prep Resources: Scrivener

Welcome to the first of my NaNoWriMo Prep posts! I will do one of these every week in which I will be looking at different resources for NaNoWriMo. If there is one software I can highly recommend, it’s Scrivener.