On Overwhelm

Or, giving yourself space to breathe when you need to (and some ramblings, probably) The past few months have been – as for most of the world – quite overwhelming. While I’ve been away from the blog, some stuff happened, which included… In April this year a fire swept through one of UCT’s libraries, destroying…… Continue reading On Overwhelm

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 fields; linguistics, archaeology, history, etc. that I learn a lot more…… Continue reading Musings On My Writing

How I Write Worldbuilding Notes

I’ve touched on how I write worldbuilding notes before, but in the meantime, I’ve also started to use the program Aeon Timeline (not a sponsored mention) to keep the timeline in my longer works, like The Ruon Chronicles, straight. And Aeon is helping a lot (especially since I’m planning various novels, short stories, and novellas…… Continue reading How I Write Worldbuilding Notes

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”

Flash Fiction: First Blood

“First Blood” was written for last week’s Microcosms. My prompts were coma patient, galactic war, and memoir. First Blood This time they had not come for our mines, but for our other resources – clean water in abundance and cheap labour. The battle between the colony and earth was over in six days. I woke…… Continue reading Flash Fiction: First Blood