Tag: writing exercises

A Green House and Sweet Peas

Blog header image July 2019 A Green House and Sweet Peas

They painted the house brown. Not a nice brown, but a muddy, dull brown that took away any personality it had had before. Before — when we had been living there — it had been a kind of sea green, a comforting colour. A… Continue Reading “A Green House and Sweet Peas”

The History of Airtha-Eyrassa and Worldbuilding

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I ended up going with a kind of “in the beginning there was nothing, which exploded” (thank you, Pratchett!) kind of creation story and then zoomed in on the planet/world of Airtha-Eyrassa.

Plantsing: A How-to Guide for Discovery Writers

What is “plantsing”? A word made up of “pantsing” and “planning”, it refers to writers who both do discovery writing and outlining (usually in the same work), instead of – predominantly – only planning or outlining. I’m a plantser I’m definitely a plantser when… Continue Reading “Plantsing: A How-to Guide for Discovery Writers”

Thoughts on Books: Snaps, Scraps and Snippets of the Past and Present

Snaps, Scraps and Snippets really is a valuable book! And a lot is packed into its pages.

Character sheets and character resources

There are also as many ways of making character sheets as there are ways of writing.

Worldbuilding Wednesday – The World of Airtha-Eyrassa: The Knowledge Stones

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Here is some information about the Knowledge Stones which come to play such an integral role in the Ruon Chronicles.

On building a magic system for “Porselein”

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… Continue Reading “On building a magic system for “Porselein””

How to Make Characters Come Alive

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… Continue Reading “How to Make Characters Come Alive”

Adding Culture and History in Flash and Micro Fiction

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… Continue Reading “Adding Culture and History in Flash and Micro Fiction”

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 – Before I Start

Who else can’t wait for Camp NaNoWriMo to begin? (And is glad that 1 July falls on a weekend…) This weekend I will be (word) sprinting from morning to evening, hoping to burn as much calories as jelly beans contain. Jelly beans — the… Continue Reading “Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017 – Before I Start”