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.

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

Need Your Help! Wattpad Block Party February 2018

Exciting news! I am proud to announce I will be participating in Kelly Anne Blount‘s biannual all-star Wattpad Block Party, coming to you in February 2018! Each member will contribute one chapter to her book of fun, alongside giveaways, shout-outs, and other fun prizes! This begs a question from me to you, my readers. What do…

Cover Reveal for NaNoWriMo2017 and the Next Project

NaNoWriMo2017 draws near, as does the start of my second project. As promised, the cover reveal for my sequel to 2014’s NaNoWriMo, a science fiction-fantasy combining the ethics of simulated reality, human experimentation, and doing The Greater Good. Welcome to March City: The Rebellion of the Gifted.

Completing Rune Mage and Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017

Guess what guess what?? *screams* July camp NaNoWriMo is done! And also, Rune Mage is also done at 198k words and 100 chapters! My gosh, when I first started writing this in November 2016 as my NaNoWriMo project, I didn’t anticipate it to be this long. I was aiming for 100-120k and then kinda overshot. Oops. Rune Mage has…

Indie Spotlight: Someday I’ll be Redeemed

Indie author promotion! “Someday I’ll be Redeemed” by Kelly Blanchard Magic and war, deceit and mystery — check out this medieval fantasy sci-fi where kingdoms clash and love blossoms in an intricately-woven tale of a wronged man rising to the challenge. Everyone thinks him to be dead–or guilty. Without a word or sighting of Prince…