Flash Fiction: The Last Relic

“The pilgrim’s road is ten thousand steps,” the priest had said and asked for volunteers. One stepped from the crowd. “I shall take the relic,” he said. And all knew that he was lost to them. Some sobbed openly. The Pilgrim stumbled along and reached the last hill. With him pilgrims from other towns and […]

NaNoWriMo Update and Why I Love Word Sprints

Reaching my goal of 50 000 this month at this moment seems a lot easier than it did 12 days ago! At the moment my word count is 42 515 and I am hoping to reach my 50 000 by Sunday. Thing is, I wasn’t planning on finishing this soon at all. I was planning […]

NaNoWriMo Update Day 6, Flash Fiction & NaNoWriMo Music

The first week of NaNoWriMo is almost over and I am on 18 232 words as of this morning. I’ve been writing a bit before work and hope to get into a strict writing routine again – meaning that I write every day at least once a day. Even if it’s during lunchtime. The NaNoWriMo […]

Flash Fiction: The Nightmare

Glass tubes filled with green fluid wound their way over the workbench like branches of ivy. Here and there beakers stood above blue flames, their contents boiling. At another table the creator stood crouched above his humanoid creation with a wooden face carved in the likeness of a child. Metal and brass gears glinted in […]

Writing News and Some Flash Fiction

I’ve been busy with some more flash fiction (to be sent off for publication – I hope) and there are three stories I’m working on in the round basically. They’re all now in the final stages of editing before I’ll send them off and hold thumbs. Then there’s another story needing a major rewrite, but […]

Epic and Amazing Writing Music (Part 2)

Read the first part of the writing music posts here – Epic and Amazing Writing Music (part 1) A lot of writers (like me) use music to set the scene while writing and I’m always on the lookout for new music that will suit whatever I am writing. Mostly this means finding orchestral music that […]

NaNoWriMo and Prep Resources (Part 3) – Wikipedia Book Creator

Welcome to the third instalment of the NaNoWriMo prep blogposts. The previous posts can be read by clicking the links below: NaNoWriMo Prep and Resources – Scrivener NaNoWriMo Prep and Resources – Pinterest This week I’ll be looking at the Wikipedia Book Creator. This very handy tool lets you compile your own collection of articles […]