Monthly Archives: March 2011

Building your fantasy world #3 – what’s the weather like?

There is a long-standing international joke about English people always talking about the weather. When these jokers arrive on our shores, they realise why. We have one hell of a lot of weather. As a rather bemused U.S. student reported … Continue reading

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Acknowledging achievements and planning the next step

Today I finished the first draft of my second novel. I wrote the first three chapters some time around the beginning of February, but only started really working on it about halfway through that month. So I’ve written it in … Continue reading

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Building your fantasy world #2 – what about the people?

By ‘people’ I mean “the species of which your protagonist is a member”. This can be anything from humans to Rfflikians from Nar’kzdos. In the end, if your story revolves around these “people” (for want of a better word) they … Continue reading

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Building your fantasy world – Fantasy Creatures part 3

I know – surprise!! We’re still not done with fantasy creatures, although I think this is the last post I will be doing on them. This one is about their habits, which I mentioned briefly in my last post on … Continue reading

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Building your fantasy world – Fantasy Creatures, part 2

Last time I talked about coming up with fantasy creatures. I neglected to mention that there are some very weird and wonderful creatures right here on our own planet that can give you inspiration. Look at the insect world or … Continue reading

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Blog Award – Memetastic Moments!!

I got another award! While I’ve been meandering through cyberspace, doing my bloggy thing, Sonia M over at Doing the Write Thing has decided I am award-worthy… It’s the Memetastic Award! Since I have no idea what a meme is, … Continue reading

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Building your fantasy world #1 – Fantasy Creatures

It occurred to me this morning (only about seven weeks after I started this blog) that since I am a fantasy writer, I should probably write about fantasy. Yeah, no duh. *eyeroll* There are so many aspects to take into … Continue reading

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