All About Writing: How to Write Fantasy (Part 2 of 2)

(Continued from Part 1) PLOTTING Now, for the actual story plotting. TADA suggests the story should progress in proportions, comprising as follows: Opening/Protagonist intro (1%), Inciting Incident (4%), First Turning Point (5%), First Big Twist (30%), Middle Turning Point (10%), Second Big Twist (20%), Climax (15%) , Resolution (15%), Finale (5%). I use it as…

All About Writing: How to Write Fantasy (Part 1 of 2)

This is the post I did for Kelly Anne Blount‘s Wattpad Block Party : specifically, how I plotted my fantasy story, RUNE MAGE. There are many methods of plotting a novel. Two methods I’ve used before were the snowflake method and what I call the “There and Draft again” (TADA) method, named after the blog where…

Film Review and Medical Bullshit on TV: Dr. Strange

Hey, a combined Medical Bullshit on TV and Film Review at the same time! What’s next, me reviewing The Good Doctor or Scrubs or Grey’s Anatomy? Hahahahahahaha. OK. I love Marvel. I love Picnic Bandersnatch. I love superpower movies. And this one has superpowers that are so psychedelic it’s mesmerising. I could watch that all…

Book Review: Lord Loss by Darren Shan

I reread the first book in the Demonata series, LORD LOSS, by Darren Shan, and basically re-lived my book-loving teenagehood. This review does not contain spoilers.

Film Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales

Growing up, I was a big fan of the hilarious swashbuckling laugh fest that was Pirates of the Caribbean. At the end of the initial trilogy, it was obvious (well, it was obvious by Dead Man’s Chest) the story was running out of fodder and the laughs more and more forced. POTC 5 was no…

Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok

I love Marvel films. I love superheroes. I love Thor. But I have to say this… how do I phrase it nicely… What the fuck did I just watch?! Contains spoilers, duh.

Currently Watching: Supernatural (Part 1)

At the suggestion of a few friends, I started watching Supernatural. The idea of being demon/monster hunters has featured in previous writing, namely Seeker: Demon Killers, and I’m always up for watching fantasy-related things and inspiration. I’m three episodes into Season 1 and I can give you the formula. Stars: Older brother who behaves like…

Currently Writing: Chaos Mage Chapter 1

This is the first chapter of the Rune Mage sequel, CHAOS MAGE, which will be posted in the same book as Book 1. To read Book 1, click here. This will contain spoilers for Book 1. Chapter 1: The Execution

Top 5 Books on my To-Read List

My reading list grows by the day, mainly because of my slow reading speed, but here are my top 5 for this year. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo I’ll admit: this is a book I only heard of because a good friend of mine, Stef, loved it. The cover is eye-catching, although the title…

Wattpad Block Party Winter 2018

As mentioned in a previous post, I shall be guest-posting in Kelly Anne Blount‘s Wattpad Block Party Winter 2018. After hearing suggestions from all my readers, I’ve decided to talk about fantasy story plotting, specifically regarding Rune Mage, including magic lore, character building, motivations, and the actual plotting process. It’ll be heavily condensed, because there’s only…