Okay – so you’re going to write a fantasy novel set in a fantasy world. It could be an alternate version of our world [which is fine] but, more often, writers choose to set their story in a new world … Continue reading World-building for Fantasy Authors
The following blog appeared on my author website on 3 April and is re-posted here. So, you’re ready to start writing. What do you do now? Well, there are a couple of different schools of thought on how to proceed. … Continue reading Getting Started 3: Just start writing or develop a planned outline? Plan or Plunge?
The following blog appeared on my author website on 28 March and is re-posted here. In my last blog, I discussed one of the biggest obstacles to writing that novel you always wanted to write — finding [or allocating] the … Continue reading Getting Started 2: I don’t have the talent to write a fantasy novel
The following blog originally appeared on my author site and is re-posted here. Does this sound at all familiar? You’ve got this great idea for a fantasy story that’s been bubbling away in your head for some time now, but … Continue reading Getting Started on Writing that Fantasy Story
On brain function and write-life balance Welcome one and all to the inner workings of this writer’s mind. Warning- it’s pretty weird in here. Writing is both a pleasure and a pain. Ideas and inspiration can be found almost anywhere if one looks closely enough. Until it’s time to write… then the slimy little fiends scamper and slither away to the darkness. Or they don’t, and my fingers frantically try to keep up with the high-speed progression of this that race through my skull. Invariably, the fingers lose. This is the pain part. The pleasure lies in the initial … Continue reading Creatures of Creativity