I just posted a small story, A Year of Bodies.
Darien Lauchlin was ready to give up his life to protect the lands of the Rhen and save the soul of the woman he loved. But he damned himself in the process and now he has to pay the price. Even if it means turning against everyone he had cared about.
We’ve got a nice fire going in the reading room as I sit down to talk with the very talented M.L. Spencer, author of the Rhenwars Saga, including Darkstorm, Darkmage and, shortly, Darklands.
This post was written specifically for the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop.
Think about all the fictional worlds you love. I’d be willing to bet that one of the main reasons you love them is how detailed they are and how real they feel. So how do we apply that to our own writing?
As with many people, even so often something crops up in my Facebook notifications that makes me annoyed. I had such an occasion this past weekend.
Another thing I’ve come to realise lately is that I need to change my way of thinking about writing the first draft of a work. At least, as far as of the House Valerius pieces are concerned.
One thing I’ve discovered (or been reminded of, or something) lately is that I can be capable of some fairly ingenious methods of procrastination when I’m supposed to be writing.
A young half-elf is kidnapped by a creature from a nursery rhyme. Two bouncers have to fend off an attempted robbery on the inn they guard. A newly trained Battle Mage tracks a killer through the streets. A necromancer back from the dead looks to take revenge on the men who killed him. And Ashen Falls is the town where it all happens.
As some of you may already know, I have some issues with self-doubt. It tends to lurk in my head, always there, every day. Some days are easier, others are tough. The tough days are the one where it becomes more and more difficult to ignore that internal voice.
A new month, new challenges, new targets to shoot for.
As I said in the last month’s review, I wasn’t happy with the way things turned out. So, for this month I figure I need to do two things.