Dark Horizons on Wattpad

  for anyone interested and on Wattpad my four part short story Dark Horizons is now on Wattpad: Dark Horizons on Wattpad Simon 🙂

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Creating my Own Universe

I've been thinking about creating cover art and (hopefully) book covers for some time. The big thing with this is how to go about it, I couldn't work it out and I'm quite a creative person. That was until I read this from Christoper Doll: Drawing a spaceship a day Now, while I'm not drawing a... Continue Reading →

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Sci-Fi and Fantasy Short Stories

Over the last couple of years I've written a number of short and not so short stories and trying to give them the visibility they deserve is a bit hard when they're hidden behind a menu system on my blog page. So I've put as many of them as I can find on this post and I'm going to pin it on my page. Many of them aren't finished, but you know - Rome wasn't built in a day and all that.

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How to make a fantasy map with GIMP

A great post from Rebecca on using Gimp to create fantasy maps.

Rebecca Alasdair

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At the end of September, I put up online a map (see below) I had created for my WIP fantasy series Graceborn. I was touched by everyone’s enthusiasm for my map, and I received a LOAD of questions about how I made it! So here it is—the post I promised on how to make a map like mine.

First off, a preliminary note: the program I used is called GIMP (more details below). This post is not a step-by-step guide on how to use GIMP, because there are WAY better sources of information out there on that. I have included one such video tutorial in this post, which I relied upon heavily while creating my map, and you might find useful. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this, and I’d love to hear from you if you make your own fantasy maps!!

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Step 1 – Sketch your map…

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NEW PORTION IN BOLD Join us for a progressive writing experiment! Laura from  www.todaysdose.wordpress.com  and Simon from Planet Simon came up with the idea that we work together on a story 'seed' and let it out into the blogoshpere she has begun the story with only a few paragraphs and a title, I've added a little... Continue Reading →

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