Posts Tagged fantasy

Rejected Story Ideas

When you claim to be a writer, amongst the many questions you get – normally right after “Do you write all day long?!” – is “Where do you get your ideas from?” I’ve discussed this before, but sometimes a person will then follow this up with, “Do you have any ideas that didn’t work?” Curse […]

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5 Underrated or Overlooked Novels

When people talk about the “best” books, or their favourites, often they are guided by peer pressure or by what they think should be the best books. Or if an author is the topic of discussion, the same old books are trotted out as supreme examples.  This means that a lot of books are overlooked […]

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Introducing Lilliana Rose

I thought I’d talk about an author whose work I like, but is also some-one I know personally, and some-one who I think everyone else should get to know, at least through her work. I have been lucky enough to know Lilliana Rose for a few years as a fellow South Australian writer. I first […]

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An Absolute Shed-Load Of Links

I have been sent so many links and things, that it’s becoming overwhelming. But, needless to say, I have read them all, and so shall share some here. Techniques for Overcoming Writer’s Block by Steve Rossiter (an editor who has taken a punt on me, so I recommend him heartily) gives 3 bits of advice […]

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How different writers look at the same situation.

Something different this time! Your partner breaks up with you, dumping you for a richer, better looking person. So you write about it, as a writer would. But what you write will dictate how you put this down on paper: (a) Poetry – you put all your angst down in a series of lines that just bleed […]

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Some actual writing

Here’s the start of a new story I’m writing. Hope it’ll end up being about 5k words for an anthology of stories set in the 1970s-1980s. Feedback would be greatly appreciated (positive or negative). -1- “That was awesome!” Annabel squealed, clutching Brad’s arm right as they walked along the path away from the large hall. […]

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Novel #31

Okay, final one for now. Voyage Home is a young adult fantasy story that clocks in at about 70k words. In it, a young man and his girlfriend are transported to a world created and ruled by a witch. But because the young man has wounded her, her sister now has the opportunity to destroy […]

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The Music of Writing

Recently I was accepted into an anthology called Song Stories Vol 1. As part of the publicity for the book, the editor has organised a music-based blog hop. What is wanted is a discussion or something about how music has influenced an author’s writing. I looked at it, went, “Yeah,” and thought little of it. […]

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Novel #26

Almost there. Really. I’m really proud of the next story. I wrote it with a young adult audience in mind, and it has many dark undertones throughout its 88000 word length. Cult Of The Snake is a horror/urban fantasy story about a small group of university students out to stop a snake goddess/Naga queen from coming […]

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Novel #22

Before the next novel, a novella pops up. (Yes, I know many have up till now been ignored, but bear with me.) Aftermath was started in 2003, and 6 and a half years later, at the end of 2009 I went back to it and it finished at a little over 31200 words. It is a […]

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