“In every grain of sand and there lies hidden the soil of a star.” – Arthur Machen
June is drawing to a close and that means that the second Camp NaNoWriMo is almost here!
I haven’t done a Favourite Music Thursday in a while, so I thought that this week, after the music and worldbuilding post, some more music would be just the thing. This composition by Two Steps From Hell from their album Battlecry is one of my favourite tracks (and great for a writing soundtrack as well!).Continue reading “Favourite Music Thursday – Never Back Down”
I find that sometimes “writer’s block” can simply be that you need to get into the right headspace to write the next scene, especially if it is an especially difficult or emotional scene.
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.
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 thatContinue reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday: Weaving Fate”
Here we are one weekend away from the start of NaNoWriMo!
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 thatContinue reading “Epic and Amazing Writing Music (Part 2)”
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 articlesContinue reading “NaNoWriMo and Prep Resources (Part 3) – Wikipedia Book Creator”
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 onlyContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Prep and Resources (Part 2) – Pinterest”