Inspired by a writing group prompt. Calling the Rain She worked at a desk in the corner of her upstairs room. Cogs and thin pieces of copper wire littered the wooden surface, the tiny tools she used taken from her clock workshop below. Tightening the last screw, she sat back and gazed at her creation.…… Continue reading Flash Fiction: Calling the Rain
“At the Altar” was written for Microcosms last week. My prompts were weather forecaster, temple, and crime. It turned out quite… interesting. At the Altar The people had chosen him on the day the weather forecaster came to town. Selected unanimously, his hands were bound behind his back and he was marched towards the temple.…… Continue reading Flash Fiction: At the Altar
I’m currently busy with the planning and outlining of Porselein (that is to say, version 2.0 after I got my brainwave post chapter 4). Building a new magic system has been quite interesting as I’m so used to either working within the sphere of the Ruon Chronicles, or using handwavium to put something together for…… Continue reading On building a magic system for “Porselein”
Or, it’s aliiiiiiive! Mwahahaha! I’m currently busy with the character sheets for the novel Porselein I’m writing. The five sheets are taking quite a bit of time to complete as I’m being very thorough (not just for myself, but also because it is part of my writing course homework!). These characters are my main, important…… Continue reading How to Make Characters Come Alive
I specifically didn’t want to do a “How to”-article as I know there are about as many ways of outlining as there are writers. Rather, I would like to show you how I outline stories (or novels) – maybe it will help you, who knows! My main way of outlining makes use of a macro…… Continue reading How I Outline My Stories
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!
This flash piece was written for Microcosms last Friday. My prompts were “soldier”, “aftermath of war”, “post-apocalyptic”. And He Wore Green in His Beret “You know what tomorrow is, don’t you?” his son asked, looking up at him, his eyes large and brown. Aliel sighed and glanced at the rusted metal trunk that held his…… Continue reading Flash Fiction: And He Wore Green in His Beret
At last! My NaNoWriMo novel for 2017 has a premise! Behold! (I wrote it in English, but the book is still going to be in Afrikaans… for now.) In a world where the mask you wear and the magic imbued therein can literally determine your social station, talented mask maker Liza-Rose Emmerly wants nothing more…… Continue reading My NaNoWriMo 2017 Novel!
or, a super kickoff party This year’s theme for National Novel Writing Month is superheroes. So, this year’s survival packets were wrapped in a Spider-man bag and even contained coffee and sugar as well (as it should!). Held at Doppio Zero in Rosebank, Johannesburg, we celebrated the impending Month of Writing, pimped our plots, and…… Continue reading Celebrations for NaNoWriMo 2017 start!
It’s nearly the middle of October and, though I wish I could say that my planning is in full swing, it’s more like in half swing… It’s not that I have lost the muse or anything, it’s just that apart from being busy I went and became ill for nearly a whole week. Well, I…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep 2017 – A Cover and Initial Feedback