Plotting: Rise of the Vengeful Dragon (Part 2)

In my previous post, I talked about how I started the plotting process for Rise of the Vengeful Dragon. After answering the major questions heading each parts of the story, all that’s left is to assemble the parts, spice them up (my annotations after the assembly are in bold), and I can start writing.

Plotting: Rise of the Vengeful Dragon (Part 1)

Ah, plotting. The bane of my life. And the joy of some writers. I hate plotting, but I need to know where to go when I’m writing, so I definitely need it. Initial skeleton-drawing is fairly easy, but it’s the branching out that’s so much harder. The roots are easy to take hold. The trunk…

Film Review: The Babadook

Having heard a few people mention it being quite good and critics giving it like 98% ‘good’ rating, I had high expectations. And as with my streak of high-hopes-terrible-outcome films like “It Follows”, this was exactly the same. Evidently low-budgeted (filmed almost entirely inside a house) with no obvious digital effects (not required; however the…

Book Review: Finvarra’s Circus by Monica Sanz (DistantDreamer)

I recently finished reading “Finvarra’s Circus” by Monica Sanz (AKA DistantDreamer), and, my, what a beautiful, haunting read. This is the second of Monica’s books I’ve read so far, with the first being “A Witchling’s Rites” (first draft and continuing on Wattpad) and I loved it from start to finish. It follows the tale of…

Free/Cheap Books

A few months ago, I happened across this website called Bookbub, which essentially means cheap or free eBooks! For someone like me who move on a regular basis and has far too much junk, this is heaven. What you do is, sign up and tick a list of authors whose books you want to know about (basically…

Film Review: The Legend of Tarzan

I watched Tarzan during my flight from Hong Kong to UK, and it seems like with every Disney remake, it’s all sorts of really entertaining but insane. Spoiler alert, duh.

Book Review: A Witchling’s Rites by DistantDreamer

My latest addiction has been “A Witchling’s Rites” by Monica Sanz (AKA DistantDreamer), a fantasy adventure centering on Seraphina Dovetail, a hot-headed, talented, but cursed seventh child who finds herself in the midst of a literal witch hunt/purge by radicals. So this story, still on-going, is to blame for me not sleeping till 1:30am. It’s fast-paced,…

Ruined Childhoods: The Results

The Ruined Childhoods competition drew to a close on Halloween. My co-host Nyhterides and I have been busy scrutinising all the entries and deciding on the winner. Many thanks to our entrants: Rosaimee, KarlOConnor, AshTheRavenclaw, VictoriaMoschou, Kathiel12, and Silvana_md. I’m grateful for your enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed all the pieces you created for this competition.

Completing March City

28 November 2016 marks the upload of the last chapter of March City: The Land of the Gifted, my first attempt at NaNoWriMo back in 2014. This story took almost two years to complete simply because of the long hiatus I took not long after the 50k, so that, along with Seeker: Demon Killers, are quite…