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
Articles of the Week: The hidden dangers of euphemisms by Mark Peters This sneaky language is the enemy of clarity, from George Orwell to your office. The last mermaids of Japan by Mike MacEacheran The Ama are Japan’s last population of female shell divers. But with their way of life and culture increasingly under threat,…… Continue reading Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more
With NaNoWriMo starting next week, I thought I’d focus on writing and writing help in this week’s Weekly Finds post.
I’ve always been a pantser – starting out with an idea, perhaps a few scenes in the back of my mind, and then just writing and seeing where the story takes me. While this works quite well for flash fiction, for longer pieces… not so much. Then came The Ruon Chronicles, with the story becoming…… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep: How I’m Writing My Novel’s Outline
Podcast of the Week Stop Trying to Think of a Story That No One’s Ever Thought Of Before – The Smarter Artist Video of the Week – BrunuhVille – Wolfborn Articles of the Week 7 Questions You Have About Scenes vs. Chapters – K.M. Weiland A chapter is a chapter and a scene is a scene. Or…… Continue reading Weekly Finds – Stories No One’s Ever Thought Of, a Singing River, a 2,000-year-old Unsolved Mystery, and Music
“In every grain of sand and there lies hidden the soil of a star.” – Arthur Machen
NaNoWriMo is barrelling down on us at (what seems to me to be) breakneck speed and I, along with thousands of others, are busy prepping to write 50 000 words in November.
Here is an example of one of these worldbuilding notes which focuses on the Airahna found in the world of Airtha-Eyrassa in which The Ruon Chronicles takes place.
Welcome to this week’s Weekly Finds…