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Worldbuilding Wednesday – The Good, the Bad, the Diminishing

I ended the previous Worldbuilding Wednesday post with the death of Sifa which caused the world of Airtha-Eyrassa to fall and the Veil between the mortal and immortal world to be put in place. This week I'm looking at the events that brought about The Diminishing, including the death of the Airus called Leralia. As… Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday – The Good, the Bad, the Diminishing

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NaNoWriMo 2019 Update and Other Stories!

It’s almost the fifteenth of the month! And I am not even a quarter of the way through The Knowledge Stones. Oops. This happened mostly because I’m figuring out exactly what to put where in the first few chapters that is now completely new. I then also realised that I need to change one of… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019 Update and Other Stories!

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Writing Wednesday: “Ruon Chronicles”, “Porselein”, and “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”

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Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain

To follow me on Goodreads, click here. Essays Uit die dagboek van ’n vrou, by Audrey Blignault, compiled by Marié Heese. Originally written for Sarie (one of the staple South African magazines), these essays by a beloved South African and Afrikaans author gives a view into a life filled with happiness and pain and all… Continue reading Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain

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Fiction and behind the scenes: Scorched Earth

If you haven’t read “Scorched Earth” on my Patreon page, you can read it below. The ‘behind the scenes’ starts after the story. Scorched Earth I watched as smoke from the burning farmhouse furled into the sky. Arguing voices pulled me away from the ghost shapes in the smoke. Tante Maria was struggling to get… Continue reading Fiction and behind the scenes: Scorched Earth

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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… Continue reading Adventures in writing “Porselein”

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The last writing update of 2017!

With just half a month to go until 2018, I thought it best to give a last update on my writing for 2017 as well as looking forward to 2018. Patreon fiction – The Box of Secrets and The Ruon Chronicles The Box of Secrets have stalled a bit over October and November as I… Continue reading The last writing update of 2017!

Afrikaans · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Writing

Afrikaans Fiksie/Fiction – Labirint Twee

Die labirint se kronkelpad lei my al verder van die middelpunt en raak verstrengel met ander se paadjies. Die bol gare in my hande word al kleiner en kleiner soos ek deur die labirint loop en die gare, saam met ander s’n, soos ‘n web agter my laat. Om my is die groen mure, die… Continue reading Afrikaans Fiksie/Fiction – Labirint Twee