I had a couple of different ideas of how to start off the A-Z month, but a little bit of fiction seemed like a good fit. Then I had trouble picking just the one idea to flesh out. So you get two! "Shades." The smart blinds rolled slowly up the windows, revealing the bright … Continue reading A is for: Any Given Day / Access Restricted
Ok, so I found out about the A-Z April thing a couple of weeks too late. How do I remedy this situation? Easy: I just have to do it in May! So, starting on May 1st and hopefully running every day through the month except Sundays, I shall be throwing up SOMETHING onto the blog, … Continue reading A – Z… April?
The rain tumbled down from the dark grey clouds, lightning flashing and thunder rolling. It poured from the eaves of the buildings in Queenstown, and poured from the thatched rooves as it did the beards and cowls of the people forced to walk the streets. On days like today, when the sun barely lightened the … Continue reading Writing 101, Day Two: Setting description
His eye jolted open at the sound of a distant screaming. His arms and legs were cold, his clothes and hair stuck to him with water. Saltwater and gritty sand covered his lips. He didn't know where he was. Razir had fallen asleep in his room at the inn, exhausted, fresh into port. He didn't … Continue reading Writing 101, Day One: 20 minutes of freewriting
I've decided to sign up to the Writing 201 course over at the Daily Post. It's focussed mostly on editing from what I can see, but there's some workshopping in there too. I'm debating working my way through Writing 101 as well, starting this weekend. I should be packing for the move, but I'm sure … Continue reading Writing courses, Linux courses
I've been inspired to get back to publicly writing today. I imagine that the passing of Jack Vance had something to do with that.Contrary to popular belief, I haven't in fact dropped off the planet. I instead disappeared into darkest, wildest Ireland.I haven't had easy internet access, but I have managed to keep myself vaguely … Continue reading Missing, presumed fine
There's a bunch of projects with licensed worlds around. Dresden Files. Atomic Robo. Mistborn. Lord of the Rings. Warhammer.Where is the Malazan Book of the Fallen? Where's Night Watch? Where's Thundercats? Hell, I've only seen a fan-made Avatar: The Last Airbender. Is there a reason some of these properties are deemed worthy but the others … Continue reading Fictional worlds I want to play in
William’s eyes flickered open. Sundown. Hunger flushed through his body, the intense craving for the sweetest of God’s bounty. He stood from the bed and walked to the basin in the corner of the room. Once more he’d slept above the covers, slumping into the bed too tired to climb beneath them and sleeping the … Continue reading A Caitiff in Edinburgh