Tag: writing

That’s a wrap! May 2019

May has been a bit of a month-from-hell as I slogged my way towards the end of the uni semester. Nevertheless, I managed some degree of success on the reading, writing and social media-ing fronts, so read on for all the exciting details! →

That’s a wrap! April 2019

My April was a fairly quiet month as far as these things go. I made some decent writing progress, read 6 wonderful books, and am now counting down the days until I finish my university degree. Read on for all the details! →

Playing God: Establishing your WIP world’s geography

When conducting world-building for your fantasy WIP, it is absolutely essential that you understand the world’s geography. It’s different from ours, after all! In today’s Playing God post, I explore the reasons for establishing geographical features, some important considerations, and give a sneak peak at the geography in my own fantasy world! →

That’s a wrap! March 2019

Can you believe we’re already a quarter of the way through the year?! I had a moderately productive month this March, despite how busy I was. Read on for the details on my writing progress and all the books I read! →

Playing God: Developing a magic system

Magic is one of the key elements in fantasy fiction, and developing an interesting yet consistent system is a vital step in world-building for any fantasy novel involving magic. In today’s Playing God post, I explore the main types of magic, some important considerations, and give a sneak peak at the system in my own WIP! →

That’s a wrap! February 2019

February has been one of those months for me. In addition to juggling work, uni preparation, and my reading and writing goals, I had to say goodbye to a beloved friend. Read on for all the details…and some pictures of the most beautiful dog in the world. →

A call for beta readers!

**NOW CLOSED** I am OFFICIALLY looking for beta readers! Set in Melbourne, Australia, “Holding Up the Sky” is an 84,000 word contemporary YA novel about love, loss and the dangers of not being true to yourself. Keep reading for details on how to apply! →

2018 in review

In a few short days we will bid farewell to 2018! This will be my last blog post for the year, and I’d like to take the opportunity to reflect on my key accomplishments. Come and share what you’ve achieved in 2018!! >>

MONTHLY UPDATE: November 2018

I think I’m still alive after this insanely busy November!! Between my university exams, NaNoWriMo, and preparing for some big things at work, there’s been so much to do! Find out what I’ve been up to, how I went in NaNo, and what books I’ve read, and share with me your accomplishments!! >>

How to make a fantasy map with GIMP

At the end of September, I put up online a map I had created for my WIP fantasy series Graceborn. I was touched by everyone’s enthusiasm and I received a LOAD of questions about how I made it. So here it is—the post I promised on how to make a fantasy map using GIMP!! >>