Chris Rosser

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The Lords of Skeinhold

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"An exciting new Aussie voice in speculative fiction."

"Enthralling medieval tale...magic, intrigue, manipulations, mystic energies and more"

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The weak link in Scrivener’s armour
Articles

The weak link in Scrivener’s armour

Mon 18 November 2019

After breaking Scrivener for iOS with two massive project files, I vent my spleen about Scrivener’s biggest weakness.

3 mins
iPad Mini 5, Apple Pencil and Procreate
Review

iPad Mini 5, Apple Pencil and Procreate

Tue 12 November 2019

Sick of poorly made drawing tablets, I upgrade to an iPad mini 5 and draw my first map using Procreate with the Apple Pencil.

3 mins
Why I’ve outgrown NaNoWriMo
Journal

Why I’ve outgrown NaNoWriMo

Sun 10 November 2019

Ten days into NaNoWriMo 2019, I realise the event no longer holds any value for me, while changes to its website have killed the social experience.

4 mins
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.

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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!