"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one" - Terry Pratchett. I truly believe that by reading and writing fantasy - and sometimes scifi - I get to explore more than if I didn't write any genre fiction. Fantasy delves into so many fields; linguistics, archaeology, history, etc. that I learn a lot more … Continue reading Musings On My Writing
For me, the most difficult thing was to get a proper pace of writing outside the mad rush that is NaNoWriMo.
I’ve touched on how I write worldbuilding notes before, but in the meantime, I’ve also started to use the program Aeon Timeline (not a sponsored mention) to keep the timeline in my longer works, like The Ruon Chronicles, straight. And Aeon is helping a lot (especially since I’m planning various novels, short stories, and novellas … Continue reading How I Write Worldbuilding Notes
The day is here! The final cover for Forgotten is ready! Behold – Blurb: Nine years ago a plane crashed outside the village. Since then sigils have kept the darkness away. Joshua dreams of flying and escaping the burning fuselage unhurt. Now fourteen, he goes to explore the plane’s wreckage but has no idea that … Continue reading Cover Reveal! Forgotten
I have a guest post on the Rachel Poli's blog today! Titled "How to create your own fantasy language", it has a ton of resources and even a taste of a language from The Ruon Chronicles! Head over to Rachel's blog - and be sure to read her other posts as well.
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 … Continue reading Adventures in writing “Porselein”
“First Blood” was written for last week’s Microcosms. My prompts were coma patient, galactic war, and memoir. First Blood This time they had not come for our mines, but for our other resources – clean water in abundance and cheap labour. The battle between the colony and earth was over in six days. I woke … Continue reading Flash Fiction: First Blood
Inspired by a writing group prompt. Calling the Rain She worked at a desk in the corner of her upstairs room. Cogs and thin pieces of copper wire littered the wooden surface, the tiny tools she used taken from her clock workshop below. Tightening the last screw, she sat back and gazed at her creation. … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Calling the Rain
“At the Altar” was written for Microcosms last week. My prompts were weather forecaster, temple, and crime. It turned out quite… interesting. At the Altar The people had chosen him on the day the weather forecaster came to town. Selected unanimously, his hands were bound behind his back and he was marched towards the temple. … Continue reading Flash Fiction: At the Altar
I’m currently busy with the planning and outlining of Porselein (that is to say, version 2.0 after I got my brainwave post chapter 4). Building a new magic system has been quite interesting as I’m so used to either working within the sphere of the Ruon Chronicles, or using handwavium to put something together for … Continue reading On building a magic system for “Porselein”