In the world of Airtha-Eyrassa (the world in which The Ruon Chronicles takes place), magic and magical abilities are called Talent or Nith.
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”
The Ruon Chronicles Finally the first draft of the new first chapter of The Knowledge Stones is finished! Huzzah! Basically the first and third chapters are brand new in order to flesh out the story and and characters and, you know, not pants the whole novel. I’m posting the first part on Patreon tomorrow, so…… Continue reading June news — Time for winter writing spells
I already had the idea of the Stone being covered in runes, but looking more like Mesopotamian tablets (think Sumerian and Babylonian); only bigger. Enter the Code of Hammurabi.
Winds from the east blasted over the sand dunes and piled yellow-red sand against the Tower of Scattering Winds.
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
Here’s an example of a simple character sheet – although I left out the parts that would be spoilers of the story! Read more about building characters and character sheets here. Selena Tellah — Ruon — Lives at Ruon Haliern (Book 1) Role in Story: Main Character Occupation: Ruon Healer, on her way to becoming…… Continue reading Character Sheet: Selena Tellah, the Ruon Chronicles
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”
When worldbuilding, I find it easiest to write myself short articles or little stories to explain some of the things that happen – especially if they come to play a bigger part in the Chronicles as a whole. Here is one example of how I worldbuild, based off a few sketch notes I’d made earlier.…… Continue reading Worldbuilding “The Ruon Chronicles” – The Farlands War
While it is quite easy to use many elements of culture or history in short stories and novels, it is a much trickier thing to do when it comes to fiction shorter than 1 000 words. This is perhaps even truer when you are writing genre fiction and maybe writing a story set in a completely…… Continue reading Adding Culture and History in Flash and Micro Fiction