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Coffee, panties and Jane Austen
Articles

Coffee, panties and Jane Austen

Wed 24 July 2019

After my wife complains to me about a poorly researched historical novel she’s reading, I explore a couple of common mistakes authors can make when falling back on assumptions. Fair warning, my sense of humour is dry and sometimes crude.

4 mins
Interactive fantasy maps
Articles

Interactive fantasy maps

Wed 24 July 2019

After laying the foundations of an online encyclopaedia, I experiment with creating an interactive map for my fantasy world using HTML, JavaScript and a little PHP.

2 mins
Scrivener Fundamentals
Tutorials

Scrivener Fundamentals

Sun 21 July 2019

After announcing my guide to Scrivener two months ago, I finally get around to writing the first post. For this instalment, I cover Scrivener's user interface and some of its fundamental concepts and features.

17 mins
Historical Blunders
Podcast

Historical Blunders

Sun 14 July 2019

An email from fellow author, Troy A. Hill, has me thinking about some differences between historical fiction and fantasy. I also share some news about my plans for the future of the podcast, and give an update about the state of my two work-in-progress books - The Prince's Bastard, and A Man at Arms.

15:13
Fiddling with tools
Journal

Fiddling with tools

Tue 02 July 2019

Idle hands are the devil's tools, and mine have been busy creating a technically complex world-building solution. Yet, perhaps an easy, but less flexible solution is staring me in the face.

2 mins
The Importance of community
Journal

The Importance of community

Mon 01 July 2019

When a young writer unexpectedly reaches out for help, I contemplate the value of communities and reflect how my communities have helped shaped not only my successes, but who I am as a writer.

4 mins

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What I'm working on right now

As of July 2019, I'm making headway on the first draft of A Man at Arms, book 3 of The Lords of Skeinhold while The Prince's Bastard mellows for another month before I revise the manuscript. A Man at Arms is looking to be meydarkest story yet, so if you love your fantasy with plenty of gore and horror, stay tuned!

I've got a painful bout of surgery next month, that will make it difficult to talk, so I'll be putting The Bottom Drawer on a brief hiatas, but keep your eyes peeled and your podcatcher ready for the next episode!

I'll also be posting my first Scrivener tutorial soon.

As a teaser, I'm also thinking of projects beyond my current series and Weaver of Dreams. I'm building a new PC workstation for mapping, and will start world-building very soon!