Fiction Friday: The Story – End of Part One

I’ve decided that we’ll leave the first part of our story on a cliffhanger. We’ll resume with Part Two sometime after Christmas. Well done Lauraducky for your chosen entry (and for giving us a great mystery to solve)! If this is your first time taking part or reading, you can find out more about this…

Fiction Friday: The Story – Episode 7

It’s that time of the week again… it’s episode seven of our ongoing fantasy story! Congratulations to Flowerfarie, who concludes last week’s thrilling installment. It’s going to be a short piece from me this week, because I want to leave the next twist in the story mainly up to you guys. If this is your…

Writing by Quotes – Discworld

  I told you the next post today was going to be good, didn’t I? Welcome to the third installment of Writing by Quotes! When I was trying to decide which work of fantasy to focus on today, I considered Warcraft. I know it’s fantasy, but I think it would be nice to focus only…

The Best Laid Plans of a Writer

Right, let’s get back on track with some posts about writing. After all, that’s what we’re here for, isn’t it? :) Now, today I want to talk about planning. First, let me start out with a little story: One day, there was a writer who didn’t like to plan. He had loads of ideas swirling…

It’s Moving Time!

Over the next few days, I’m going to be dropping activity as I’m currently moving house back in the real world! In case you get bored while I’m gone, here’s a list of fun stuff you should do: Go check out Cyanide and Happiness (just Google it). It’s a brilliant webcomic that inspired me to…

Writing by Quotes – Conan the Barbarian

  I’ve been promising another Writing by Quotes article for quite some time. It seemed to be a popular feature and I’m glad to indulge you. Today, I’m going to be pulling quotes from the Conan books and films and explore how the quotes can also relate to writing. Wish me luck, here we go!…

Video Games, Violence & Addiction

Today I’m going to blog about something non-writing related in a sense and something that’s very topical at the moment. I was reading about the ongoing trial of Anders Breivik and the revelation that he took a year off work and played World of Warcraft and Call of Duty 16 hours a day in isolation.…

Making Connections: Memories & Emotions

Today, on the way into work, I got thinking about how I memorize the route and can drive it without so much as thinking about it. I thought about what would happen if one day I lost my knowledge of the route—how would I get to work? Well, I then deduced that whenever I remember…

“My Stories” Page Updated

I have just updated the My Stories page (formerly ‘My Writing’) so that all my writing is now hosted on the blog and not on Goodreads, making it easier to read my work. Every time I write something new either for online contests or my own enjoyment, it will get added to the page and…

Back in Business

Just thought I’d let everyone know I’ve returned from my two week honeymoon and ready to get stuck in to some decent writing. I’ll put together a nice post over the weekend for here too :)

Writing Out of Time

Today, I have a simple writing tip for those of you who feel you can’t write quick enough. Sometimes, the words just don’t pour out like they do on those other days. You’ll read about writers who can churn out 2000 words in mere hours. It’s impressive and here’s one thing that can really help.…

Writing the Dream: 2nd February 2012

Look at the title of this post and remember it. Remember it really well, because every time you see it you will be about to be allowed a peek into my ‘writing head’. What’s a writing head, you ask? Never mind that now, there’s stuff to write! Do you remember at school ever being told…