…aka what Germany did in WW2. Image Source What I’m researching for the novel is: The kingdom of Caldwell is just one of 7 or 8 nations in a small area. They’ve had a war, lost most of their army, and now have a young and inexperienced king. Somehow, they end up being the main [...]
Image Source I’m currently at the world-building stage for my latest YA fantasy, codenamed Broken Blade. The world (or at least area) it’s set in contains a number of small, neighbouring kingdoms. The backstory begins with the king of one of those kingdoms, Edgar, wanting to wipe out all magic users – that is, people [...]
Supplement to my article, Oh, The Humanity! on Magnificent Nose. Image Source In the article, I talked about how I make my characters more human by exploring how they’d react in mundane situations, and taking advantage of all of their senses. So in this blog post, I’ll go through that exercise for one of my [...]
This is a supplement to my article on the Magnificent Nose site, where I wrote about inspiration, and how I was inspired for my new story. Image credit The thing is, it’s very easy to be inspired, but where do you go from there? I’ve spoken to people who say that they have all these [...]
I know, I’ve neglected this blog terribly in the past few months. But I’m about to start a new and exciting series that will be closely linked to the articles I’m doing for Magnificent Nose, an group blog I write for.
Warning: Rant ahoy! This is not directed at anyone in particular, it’s just a general trend I’ve noticed that’s really, really peeved me off. The beta reader is the most underrated role in the writing process. People think that it’s a simple job – why, they’re just reading a book, aren’t they? It’s the easiest [...]
Now that my baby has gone out into the world of beta readers (was going to say big bad world, but my wonderful readers are neither big nor bad), I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about why I write.
So. Novel blurb (much thanks goes to Ry for the serial edits). Does it interest you? And if not, why? All feedback is greatly appreciated!
So. Chapter 1 of the first draft. It’s still rather rough, but hopefully interesting enough to keep your attention! As always, all feedback is greatly appreciated and you shall be showered with love and grateful words.
First person is very easy to slip into just telling, because you are in someone’s head. Don’t forget that a lot of the time, there’s things you miss. You do things without noticing you do them, and usually only know about it when it’s pointed out by other people. One example is my main character, [...]