During November last year I took part in NaNoWriMo and wrote the first 50k of a book. One of the things I really struggled with during writing this was really knowing what to write and where. There are some people who an pants writing a novel well, for the most part I didn't do bad … Continue reading Fictioneering & Planning and Preparation
Hello there bloggies it's the 18th day of NaNoWriMo and as you can tell I've still not been able to be around much as I've been getting on with the task in hand of getting 50,000 words done by the end of the month. I'm finding this is the tough part now actually. Things have … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Progress – Day 18
Hello there bloggies it's the 11th day of NaNoWriMo and as you can tell I've not been here much. I thought a quick well placed post on progress and to say hi might be in order, just so you know I'm still about. I've been able to keep up with reading posts either but I'm … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Progress – Day 11
This is my entry for January's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Heart. "Here it is!" Brian revealed all glowing with pride. "The artificial flower!"I looked on it with a mix of distain and yet a little awe at the intricate and beautiful creation. "So what?" "What do you mean so … Continue reading Fields of Paper Flowers
SOL677 Olympus Colony:“Colony Log Commander James O’Neill: It's been 7 sols since the news was delivered, in only twelve days Earth and everyone on it will cease to exist. Well the Earth might still be there, but no people, no oceans, no... nothing that made it home for us humans. For me." O'Neill paused for … Continue reading The Extinction Protocol – Part 2
This is my entry for December's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Heart. "I have exciting news for you Emily." Libby told Emily in her usual flat robotic but clearly feminine tone."What is that?" Emily asked excitedly. At sixteen years old Emily was often told she was too old to … Continue reading The Eternal Librarian
In the world of writing especially in science fiction and fantasy, creating world that are different and interesting can be a challenge that can yield great rewards. The whole idea is to do something different, wonderful, terrible something that gives the story and the characters within it the right setting for their adventures. What kind … Continue reading Fictioneering and creating worlds
Fictioneering is a term I thought up when I was trying to think of a way to describe the process of creating fictional characters, worlds, and concepts that can be used in my story telling. While I thought it up in my own mind I was gutted to find it was already in use. But … Continue reading What’s Fictioneering and where does it come from?