I so have to read this

Rise of the Spider Goddess, by Jim C. Hines. Seriously. Click the link and look at the cover. Do not wonder what’s wrong with them. Click the picture. Read the blurb. I wish every successful author would do something like this. Advertisements

You’re all nuts, aren’t you?

All of you out there who are participating in NaNoWriMo. I mean, it’s insane. 50k words in a single month. If it were at least a month with 31 days, but no… it has to be November! That’s 1666 2/3 words per day. PER DAY! And I guess there’s a catch. Or several. Like having…

Up-and-Coming Author

I made a book recently. A children’s book about an alligator girl named Allie. I only did the editing and DTP work, though. A very dear friend and neighbour of mine wrote the text and his wife drew the illustrations. It was meant as a birthday present for their 8-year-old son. The whole project grew…

Quo vadis?

I have a story to write. I know what it’s about, I know the characters, have a theme and a general conflict that has to be solved. I have half a dozen brilliant first sentences, bits and pieces of witty dialogue, I know who will clash and who will cooperate and what has to happen…

Spirit Animal

Many people are doing the 28 days of character development challenge at the moment, and although personally I’m too lazy and too busy for a commitment that requires a post (and some contemplation upfront) every single day, I do follow these posts eagerly. It’s interesting to get so much background information for characters we know…

Fragments of the Prophecy

Petraemon, the author of Fragments of the Prophecy, has a poll running about the future of his blog. So far, his story is set in the timeline of TES: Arena, which is amazing and pretty unique among the TES blogs I know. But Arena is ancient, he wants to go on and is now asking…