Collaborative world-building

Posted on Thu 01 February 2018 in Articles • Tagged with world-building, writing, fantasy, collaboration • 4 min read

After reading a post on Facebook about a shared world, I speculate how such a system could work.


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What's new for 2018

Posted on Wed 10 January 2018 in News • Tagged with writing, First Byte, Weaver of Dreams • 2 min read

After briefly looking back at a great 2017, I outline my plans for the first half of 2018.


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Nanowrimo 2017 and beyond

Posted on Sat 02 December 2017 in News • Tagged with writing, Nanowrimo, First Byte, Scrivener, Ulysses • 3 min read

I complete Nanowrimo 2017 and outline my plans for what comes next.


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How NanoWrimo is changing my writing

Posted on Wed 08 November 2017 in Journal • Tagged with writing, genre, Weaver of Dreams, First Byte, Nanowrimo • 4 min read

With Nanowrimo 2017 shaping up to be as a success, I'm forced to ask some serious questions of my self as a self-styled writer of fantasy struggling with the tropes of the genre.


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Shelving Weaver for Nanowrimo

Posted on Wed 25 October 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, Nanowrimo, First Byte, writing, Scrivener, Ulysses • 3 min read

I temporarily shelve my novel, Weaver of Dreams, so I can concentrate on my project for Nanowrimo 2017


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On Gratuity

Posted on Mon 23 October 2017 in Articles • Tagged with writing, gratuity, Game of Thrones, catharsis • 2 min read

I contemplate the rise of Grimdark as the new normal in fantasy and ponder the disconnect between gratuitous writing and the writer's narrative goal of achieving catharsis.


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Scope and a painful lesson learnt

Posted on Tue 19 September 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, structure, writing • 4 min read

After a week of reflecting on my novel's scope, I decide the re-write has strayed too far from my original vision.


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Weaver marathon no-more

Posted on Wed 06 September 2017 in Journal • Tagged with Weaver of Dreams, writing, Nanowrimo, blogging • 3 min read

I fall short of my self-imposed word-count and deadline for finishing Weaver of Dreams but decide I rather enjoy journalling my writing.


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Day twenty-one -- Weaver Marathon

Posted on Mon 21 August 2017 in Journal • Tagged with writing, Weaver of Dreams, cooking • 2 min read

21 days down and another important scene drafted. Sunday is turning out to be my favourite day of the week.


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Portable Writing Nook

Posted on Thu 17 August 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Brydge, iPad, review, writing, popular • 4 min read

After almost 15 years, I finally find the right combination of hardware and software to create my (almost) perfect portable writing nook.


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