Tag: writing

Building Cae Valley
Articles

Building Cae Valley

I put my PC project rig to use and start mapping the setting for my fantasy anthology in Adobe PhotoShop.



Articles

Collaborative world-building

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



News

What's new for 2018

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


Nanowrimo 2017 and beyond
News

Nanowrimo 2017 and beyond

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



Journal

How NanoWrimo is changing my writing

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.



Journal

Shelving Weaver for Nanowrimo

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



Articles

On gratuitousness

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.



Journal

Scope and a painful lesson learnt

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



Journal

Weaver marathon no-more

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



Journal

Day twenty-one -- Weaver Marathon

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



Reviews

Portable Writing Nook

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



Journal

Day fifteen - Weaver marathon

I'm still plugging away at the novel despite catching the bug the rest of my family had as well as having teething problems with my new publication process.