Chris Rosser

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Grammarly Review - Keyboard and Caffeine

Grammarly Review - Keyboard and Caffeine

Shared: Sun 13 October 2019

On his spinoff site, Chris asks if a Grammarly Premium subscription is worth it for writers and editors.

The Icewind Dale Trilogy: a retrospective review
Reviews

The Icewind Dale Trilogy: a retrospective review

Sun 29 September 2019

Following a reviewed interest in D&D I pick up my ancient copies of the Icewind Dale trilogy from the 1980s and give them the retrospective review of a jaded 21st century author and reader.

9 mins
12 Overused Clichés to Avoid in Your Fantasy Novel

12 Overused Clichés to Avoid in Your Fantasy Novel

Shared: Thu 19 September 2019

There’s a very fine line between cliche and trope in fantasy. While I agree with the author’s sentiment, many of what’s listed in her article define the genre for me as a life-long reader of fantasy.

Forgecity

Forgecity

Shared: Thu 19 September 2019

Friend and fellow blogger Mark Timmony posts another WIP extract from his forthcoming novel, The Blood of Spear.

Drafting novels with Scrivener
Tutorials

Drafting novels with Scrivener

Sat 24 August 2019

After my last tutorial on Scrivener's fundamentals, I delve into drafting novels. I cover templates, structure, styles, and more!

17 mins
Revisiting the Cae Valley
Articles

Revisiting the Cae Valley

Wed 21 August 2019

Playing around with Wonderdraft on my upgraded workstation, I recreate my old map of the Cae Valley.

2 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!