June news — Time for winter writing spells

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 […]

The Problem of Starting a New World

Or, Do Other People Also Get Imposter Worldbuilder Syndrome? So I’m busy pottering away at Porselein, which is set in a world very much unlike The Ruon Chronicles, and I’m struggling like mad to get anywhere with the worldbuilding when it hits me. I’m afraid. Afraid of failing in making this world as believable (even […]

Character Sheet: Selena Tellah, the Ruon Chronicles

Here’s an example of a simple character sheet – although I left out the parts that would be spoilers of the story! Read more about building characters and character sheets here. Selena Tellah — Ruon — Lives at Ruon Haliern (Book 1) Role in Story: Main Character   Occupation: Ruon Healer, on her way to becoming […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]