THE 10-YEAR QUESTION. – Jon Acuff “Ten years from now, what will the older you wish the younger you had done?” Could This Be the End of Frankincense? – JoAnna Klein As more uses are found for the aromatic resin, the population of trees that produce it are on the brink of collapse. During a… Continue reading Friday Stuff: Existential Questions, Plants, Solar Eclipses, Word Origins, and What I’m Reading
Our writing group has a challenge on at the moment where we have to write a story for each of the photos one member of the group is sending from New York. You can do any genre, etc. as long as the photo inspires it somehow. This is the second photo and my second story.… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Stairs
Our writing group has a challenge on at the moment where we have to write a story for each of the photos one member of the group is sending from New York. You can write any genre, etc. as long as the photo inspires it somehow and it's 500 word or shorter. This is the… Continue reading Flash Fiction: The Path
Yesterday (30 June) we had our cover reveal party for the 2018 Jozi Flash anthology! Held at The Silver Teaspoon in Randburg, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, feasting like hobbits and writing away at our various projects. At midday came the big moment — the cover was revealed by Nicky from Chasing Dreams Publishing. And… Continue reading Jozi Flash 2018 Cover Reveal!
The plane’s wreckage had been there since I was a boy. It had aged as the windblown sands scoured it and the sun bleached it like the bones of a long-dead animal. I was told never to go near it, that it was haunted by the spirit of whatever it was that had caused the… Continue reading Fiction Excerpt: “All the Things I Forgot”
I’m back from my birthday long weekend (during which I tried to do as much writing or at least planning as possible). Because thank you, headcold. Here’s what I’m currently busy with and some exciting news for the release of All the Things I Forgot. Ruon Chronicles — The timeline and The Knowledge Stones I’ve… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: “Ruon Chronicles”, “Porselein”, and “All the Things I Forgot”
It's been a while since posting an update about the 2018 Jozi Flash Anthology; mainly because the universe decided to give most of us working on it a few kicks. And punches. Something like the printer scene from Office Space.
The Ruon Chronicles Finally the first draft of the new first chapter of The Knowledge Stones is finished! Huzzah! Basically the first and third chapters are brand new in order to flesh out the story and and characters and, you know, not pants the whole novel. I’m posting the first part on Patreon tomorrow, so… Continue reading June news — Time for winter writing spells
Worldbuilding The Ruon Chronicles I’m really enjoying returning to the beginning of the world of Airtha-Eyrassa to make sure that everything for The Ruon Chronicles slots into each other perfectly. It’s also forcing me to make sure that the magic systems, etc. are working the way I want them to. For instance, in the next… Continue reading May Update: Worldbuilding, a Ghost Story and Tinnitus
Suddenly pieces that had either been glaring plot holes or which I’d thought of just abandoning fell into place.