“Ek kan nie meer voel nie,” kla ek. “Die wêreld lê in skerwe om my. My hart lê aan skerwe. My voel is op.”
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.
While a book of first names is very handy (I own some myself), you sometimes need to look a little further for names for a secondary world.
The tablets that have been translated in this book is from the library of ancient Nippur, and includes examples of liturgical compilation texts and various prayers.
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… Continue reading Flash Fiction: And the Shadows Danced
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… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo Prep
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… Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday: Weaving Fate
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… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep and Resources (Part 2) – Pinterest
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… Continue reading Mythology as Writing Inspiration: The Mythical Creatures Bible
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… Continue reading Writing News – My Novel for NaNoWriMo 2015