Tag: writing

Collaborative world-building

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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

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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
Nanowrimo 2017 and beyond

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

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How NanoWrimo is changing my writing

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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

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

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On gratuitousness

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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

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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

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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

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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

 ⚬ Reviews  ⚬  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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Day fifteen - Weaver marathon

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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.

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Day three - Weaver Marathon

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The slow pace continues, but I have written a goodly amount of notes and outlines. Oddly enough, they make me consider my own sense of the metaphysical.

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