Two houses

I’m having a lot of fun trying to work Romeo & Juliet into a short story for the competition. 1st, it’s just bloody great, and I’m trying to use some of the language and poeticism where I can. 2nd it’s a joy to draw inspiration from a pre-existing text, because writing flows more freely and elements of the story seem so universally understood and identifiable with, that I think they actually could work – set amongst the characters living on the world in The Aegis Saga, Eris!

I’m setting up the Montagues and Capulets as the humans and the Arantians (a race of beings with the ability to  direct and control the pervasive magic on Eris). I’m hoping to write Chapter 2 of the short story today – because that deadline of the end of the month is getting closer by the day ; )

I’m biting my nails a bit over whether I’m going to get ‘Venom beneath the skin’ finished in time!

Rumble in the jungle

Darn – I’d planned to spend today writing the linear option for my interactive novel ‘Blood‘.

Instead I just wrote 6,500 words putting some more ‘magic’ storyline options into one of the apprenticeships  the reader’s character can end up going through.

I feel epic, yet also a bit punch-drunk, maybe because I missed my target for the day so completely!

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The ‘Writer’s Toolbox’ and the ‘Reader’s Resource’

I’m pulling all the references, artwork and external guidance on the website into two resources that you’ll find on the sidebar.

As I read and benefit from everything that the amazing authors and writers out there in the great wide world are doing, I’d like to keep these gems available here for you and me.

I plan to expand the Writer’s Toolbox and Reader Resource in leaps and bounds as I progress my own writing, publishing and self-promotion. Check them out and tell me what you’d find useful. Otherwise, enjoy!

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Short Story!

Nature-Intervention-fireAlright!

I have my sketch outline for the Short Story Competition!

The competition theme is poisonous intent – and it’s taken me a while to engage with the idea and really understand what I want from it.

– IT WILL BE SET IN THE WORLD OF ERIS

– IT WILL BE CONNECTED TO BOOK 2 OF THE AEGIS SAGA!

but. . . spoilers ; )

wish me luck everyone

– this is going to be tough. And I hope some of you will be so good as to beta-test it later this month. :grin:

 

Iphone 6 Plus

Managed to get this new iPhone 6 Plus running for writing purposes!

(justification? What?)

Though at the moment it feels like I’m using it nor for ogling cool things on social media . . .

Anyways, turns out that downloading the Dropbox app, and the PlainText app (both free) I can proof and change my story on Dropbox 😉