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…

Finale

We’re nearing the end of the “Eyes of the Horizon” monster, and for the first time ever I wrote now a detailed outline for the rest of the story. It’s something I’m not used to. I have a simple timeline with a sequence of plotpoints that should happen, eventually and perhaps even in a certain…

These hurt thrice

Tattooed grammar fails The first time when they got it. The second time when they had to live with it. And the third time when they corrected it. (Provided they did.) And somehow I can’t help the glee *snickers*

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…

Flash Fiction: The First Cut

Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenge this week is the follow-up to last week’s Opening Line Contest. Take one of the (approximately 500) posted opening lines and use it as starting point for your own story. I chose “The first cut is not always the deepest” by georgie538. 1000 Words. Warning: I took it literally. Violence…

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…