Considering NaNoWriMo

In light of my previous posts about working towards finishing a novel and productiveness, I’m considering NaNoWriMo for the first time. For those that don’t know anything about the challenge, it’s basically 30 days in which you are supposed to write a manuscript of 50,000 words despite their quality. I’ve heard only good things about […]

The Results Are In

Today was the results day for A-Level students across the country. I earned myself a handy A in English Language, a B in English Literature and a C in Classics. I’m really happy with the A, really surprised with the B, and unsurprised about the C. I could have done a lot better in Classics […]

The Hardest Road

Today I began my newest WIP, one of the stories set within the Sulrun world that I introduced in my last post. I think it’s my sixth or seventh ‘Chapter One’ of 2012, so the sixth or seventh time this year that I’ve started writing a story. You could say that I’ve begun a very […]

World Within A World

World-building is the process of constructing a completely imaginary world. It sounds crazy, like something your senile grandparent would do to escape the youths playing ball games on her wall, but it’s actually really fun and a fundamental factor of any novel (especially fantasy). Whilst some cower before the concept of World-building, paralysed by the […]

My Top 5 Villains in Fiction

For some strange reason, whether it be fiction, film or gaming, I’ve always been drawn to the villainous characters as opposed to the good old heroes. Maybe it’s just their darker sensibilities, the tortured pasts. Villains are just so much cooler than the heroes. So here’s a selection of five of my favourite villains in […]