I'm working through a (2nd-ish) draft of my WIP and I am thinking of expanding the world building through a more robust language system. At the moment, there isn't much to be honest. The names are selected intentionally, and I use symbols for houses and common concepts in paintings and books (such as sunrise, death, … Continue reading Building a Fantasy Language
I read an interesting article I found through twitter ( https://medium.com/the-book-mechanic/how-to-write-a-high-quality-novel-in-one-draft-with-no-outline-bfa5f65fc54e ) about a technique used to write a novel in one draft. Actually it was editing as you went along, but without plotting out an full outline ahead of time and without going through the completed manuscript 3 or 4 times after it was … Continue reading Writing in One Draft?
I once again find myself with little time and too much to do. I had been maintaining 2 websites, one for general writing and creative pursuits and another simply for my personal writing. However, I have found that I am updating neither. On top of that, because of the custom domains (which I love) it … Continue reading Consolidating
Oh no, another blog post about websites. I know. You can Google writing tips and get thousands of hits, and dozens of "Top X" lists. To hopefully save you some time, I am going to point you to a few websites that spoke to me as I clicked through these two collections: "100 Best Websites … Continue reading Websites for Writers
This is how my novel starts. At least in this draft. It could be a prologue as it occurs a few months before the main events of the story. However, as you will see, I have several scenes introducing characters and setting up for the "inciting incident" as it were. I might make the first … Continue reading Opening Scene of Sword of Chaos