Tag Archives: fantasy

Writing Over the Seas

I’ve always loved flicks like the Mummy, or Indiana Jones, that step well outside the western world and off the beaten track. Reading has taken me through myriad exotic locales, especially in books by Matthew Riley (that launched me on … Continue reading

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Writing Treasure Hunt – To Pulp, or not to Pulp?

This here Writing Treasure Hunt is going to be a recurring segment, where I find hidden (writing-related) booty to plunder, and share it with ye. Yarrrrr! The treasure I’ve unearthed this time around is a post about a post about a tutorial… Itttt’s more … Continue reading

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Christmas Book Review! The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree, by S.A. Hunt

Merrrrrry Christmas everyone! Ho Ho Ho! Now if only my beard were white instead of red… Here’s a quick post with a review of a most-excellent indie book. For the bargain price of $0 I’m pretty sure you’ll agree this … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors (#3)

I’m back with another snippet for this WEWRIWA (Weekend Writing Warriors) thing. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors! In this scene, we see our heroes do a mad … Continue reading

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Meeting authors & thinking about exercise

Let me tell you of the awesomeness that is meeting real authors, and of the agony that are my tertiary muscles… I met Laini Taylor last night here in Sydney, got a signed copy of her book Daughter of Smoke … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Tag

So I was nominated to do this “Bookshelf Tag” by The Paper Butterfly. She is one of the most energetic bloggers I know, always keen to learn more about writing, and is very generous with her time, and in giving … Continue reading

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Writing Action Scenes, Part 2

And here we are for part two of “Writing Action Scenes”. Do we. Remember what we. Learned last time? (Sorry, sorry, remember not to push it quite that hard. We’re not all Christopher Walken) If memory (and the link to the … Continue reading

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Writing Action Scenes, Part 1

Today I’m going to talk about writing action scenes. I’m just hopping off the back of re-writing an old action scene, and thought I’d share my freshly sprouted thought mushrooms. Do try. 1. STAKES Not the kind you hammer into … Continue reading

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1000-word Short Story Challenge fo’ Chuck

So Chuck Wendig over at Terrible Minds challenged his minions to write a one thousand word short, based on one of ten different titles (see his post here). I rolled a nine, so I’m doing “Heaven’s Flood.” Couple of expletives … Continue reading

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What’s Up Wednesday #2

  What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, to help connect writers on this writing journey. If you’d like to join, check out the blogs each week, get to know some of … Continue reading

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