Which world would I like to live in? That’s the IWSG question today. I’m glad I can answer it because I can’t think of anything to write about just now. My brain is fried, and my inbox is overwhelming me.
A to Z Challenge is not for me, I said. I’m not doing it this year. But I am challenging myself this month, so I decided to make it a Writing Challenge. I have to finish Zanzibar’s Rings this month.
‘Quadrants’ was part of my worldbuilding series on the AtoZ Challenge for 2016. I’m doing flashbacks from my seven challenges in honour of the Tenth Anniversary. I have a science fiction series that goes by the name of the Viridian
Orogeny, or mountain building, featured as my A to Z for O in 2015. This year my theme is flashbacks. I’m picking out posts from the seven A to Zs I’ve done before. Wednesday 17th is supposed to be the
Well, I’m all done for another year! I’ve ‘won’ Camp NanoWriMo by completing my goal of editing Curved Space to Corsair, in over 80,000 words (88,000 approximately). And I have the badge to prove it! I’ve also started work on
Chuck’s back, and he asked for Space Opera today. I’ve cheated slightly, as I considered doing some more backstory for the Perihelix women, and didn’t think I had the time. Doing a whole space opera in 1000 words is tough,
The Worst That Could Happen is the prompt for this month’s Fiction in Fifty words, the brainchild of Bruce Gargoyle and organised by Rebecca Douglass. Nip over here to the sign-up page if you’d like to join in. All you
Ghosts of the Sea Queen: With no particular prompt this week I went back to the list of titles Chuck Wendig gave us a few weeks back, and picked out this one, with various Marie Celeste images floating through my
I have free books for you at Smashwords all through July. I also have some at half price. So if you want to catch up on the Princelings series, or you missed out on the giveaway for my father’s memoirs,
Camp NaNoWriMo – yes it’s back, and so am I. I finished the edit of Princelings 8 over the past few months and sent it to my editor a couple of days ago. So now I’m back to the elephant in
Zanzibar’s Rings is the working title of the third book in the Viridian System series. It seems a bit daft, really, since I haven’t republished The Perihelix yet, which I withdrew after it got reviews which showed it really needed
In our final character review of this summer, I get to talk to Zito, the fixer of just about anything, who I sort of modelled on Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. But then I used that in the Paradisio flash fiction
This time travel stuff is weird, but tiring. I arrive at the spacedock of Pleasant Valley, one of the synchronous third planets of the sun Viridium, without really knowing how, and satisfy myself I am some 800 years in my
Today’s challenge from Chuck is to start with a stranger at the door and write 1000 words. I fancied a little more Viridian System backstory – you may find referring to my world-building post on Ulric useful, but it’s not important.
This month’s Insecure Writers’ Support Group gives me a chance to talk about pulling a published book and revising it. Not necessarily the technical side of it – more the emotional bit. That is what the IWSG is all about really,