Tag Archives: fantasy
At 82,752 words, I am amazed at how much I wrote this month. This is the first year that I finished before the 27th (finished on the 21st). And I finally (FINALLY) validated my NaNo novel, so I officially won NaNo, even though my novel is not quite at the end yet. It has been …
Shades of Milk and Honey
I enjoyed this book very much because it combined Jane Austen novels with magic. And since my novel for NaNo this year is also set in the Victorian era, I will have to reread Jane Austen’s work. My Favorite Quotes: It is not the knowledge of glamour which I guard; it is the art created …
How to build a fictional world
There are different ways to approach world building for fantasy and science fiction, like Patricia C. Wrede’s list of questions, but here is a short video with questions to get you started.
Today I had an interesting writing session as I worked on my novel. I stopped to research names, I listened to Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, and I discovered that my characters have four tests to pass on their adventure. My word count is now 7951.
Prompt–Sunday, February 12
I finished reading “Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence” by Nick Bantock. It is a novel in letters. One of the lines that caught my attention was in one of Griffin’s letter: “Art for art’s sake is best quarantined here in the old world. I crave an art that passionately transcends the mundane instead of being a …