Category: Writing

Of Working Two Months Ahead, Looking After Yourself, and Fiction Writing News

The last we saw our intrepid writer, she was busy outlining the whole of The Ruon Chronicles and taking Sir Tristan the Wonder Cat for walkies in the garden. Since then… well not much has changed and yet a lot has changed.

Worldbuilding Wednesday – And Then There Was War

The battles that are described in this post takes place before the first book in the series of The Ruon Chronicles starts.

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… Continue Reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday – The Good, the Bad, the Diminishing”

Worldbuilding Wednesday — Worldbuilding a Beginning

I guess worldbuilding a beginning to the world of Airtha-Eyrassa really only started after I read The Silmarillion (which is also one of my favourite books of all time). While I did not start the world by writing the beginning and creation, it was… Continue Reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday — Worldbuilding a Beginning”

Of Stuff You Realise After Rereading, and Crocheting Nests

Good news! Especially for me — I at last realised what is wrong with the beginning of Grove of Graves and how to fix it. Apparently my subconscious had been thinking about it the whole week after I reread the story to see where… Continue Reading “Of Stuff You Realise After Rereading, and Crocheting Nests”

Worldbuilding Wednesday — Worldbuilding the Ruon Chronicles Series

Author David Farland, in one of his writing emails (sign up here) notes the following elements that make up a successful series when it comes to story: Have a persistent world and persistent characters Don’t change the settings too much Have a persistent conflict… Continue Reading “Worldbuilding Wednesday — Worldbuilding the Ruon Chronicles Series”

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! May 2020 be an absolutely wonderful and blessed year for you! Looking back at 2019 When I look back at 2019, I can really see that I put too much pressure on myself to keep doing more and more (which inevitably… Continue Reading “Happy New Year!”

November Reading Update

As usual, I’ve been absolutely useless in updating Goodreads. But, I have been reading quite a bit, although more magazines, Medium articles, and non-fiction than reading fiction. Both of the books I mention in this post I bought on Kobo (i.e. no affiliate links),… Continue Reading “November Reading Update”

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.… Continue Reading “NaNoWriMo 2019 Update and Other Stories!”

Musings On My Writing

“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… Continue Reading “Musings On My Writing”