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.
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.
For me, the most difficult thing was to get a proper pace of writing outside the mad rush that is NaNoWriMo.
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”
Snaps, Scraps and Snippets really is a valuable book! And a lot is packed into its pages.
There are also as many ways of making character sheets as there are ways of writing.
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”
Articles of the week The tree that shaped human history – by Mike Shanahan Fig trees have not only witnessed history but have shaped it and they could even enrich our future The man who tried to photograph thoughts and dreams – by Josh… Continue Reading “Weekly Finds – Shaping Human History, Photographing Dreams, Creative Burnouts, and Hidden Buddhas”
It’s the day before NaNoWriMo!
With NaNoWriMo starting next week, I thought I’d focus on writing and writing help in this week’s Weekly Finds post.