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Thoughts On Writing Outside Your Genre

If you've been following the blog, you probably noticed that most of my stories are fantasy, sci-fi or some form of speculative fiction. So you can understand my trepidation when I learned that the genre for the Jozi Shorts Anthology is contemporary fiction. Well, colour me challenged. The last non-genre story that I wrote was… Continue reading Thoughts On Writing Outside Your Genre

Article · Fiction · Flash Fiction · Writing

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

It actually feels great to be getting back into the swing of things, especially writing-wise. Though I can feel the remnants of the anaemia still, I am doing so much better. And writing at a proper pace again, which is — to say the least — awesome. The one thing I do like about warmer… Continue reading Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Fiction · The Ruon Chronicles · Writing

Patreon Is Up and Running!

Well, at last I’ve updated the Patreon page! Both the summary and the tiers have been updated (although tiers still start at $1). Here is the summary in which I also show where The Knowledge Stones and Grove of Graves fit in. The summary of The Ruon Chronicles During the Achtarion War between the Airus… Continue reading Patreon Is Up and Running!

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July Writing Update — Flash Fiction, Ruon Chronicles, and LectureNotes

We’re in the heart of a (very mild, if you ask me) highveld winter and I’ve been plotting away and typing away on various projects. Although I did not get half done of what I wanted to get done, I have to admit that I was ill for most of the month. My brain just… Continue reading July Writing Update — Flash Fiction, Ruon Chronicles, and LectureNotes

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End-of-March Writing Update: Ruon Chronicles, Ghost Stories, and Other Stuff

Okay… so that was March flitting by faster than a Will o’ the Wisp… To say that I didn’t do everything I wanted to this March (fiction writing wise) is an understatement. Well, okay, word count-wise it was a flop. Thinking about stories and outlining Stuff was much more productive. Turns out that I did… Continue reading End-of-March Writing Update: Ruon Chronicles, Ghost Stories, and Other Stuff

Article · Fiction · My books · The Ruon Chronicles · Worldbuilding · Writing

My Current Writing Research Sources

I thought that it might be interesting to show the type of books and sources I use for research and to up my writing game. These are not all of the books and sources I use, mind you. But they do give an idea of what I’m referring to at the moment. The Ruon Chronicles/The… Continue reading My Current Writing Research Sources

Article · Worldbuilding · Writing

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… Continue reading The Problem of Starting a New World