It might be quite strange jumble as my blog is partly about reading books, partly about hiking and partly about writing. It might seem that this trio does not come together that much. Yet, for me, it does. In this post, I will share how.
Some would say that it’s easy to write what you know the best. Thus, there might be chances to take a part of yourself for writing. Unless you’re writing an autobiography, it won’t be a large chunk of yourself, usually some fragments. Let’s look on some of the options.Continue reading
Today, I’ll share my thoughts on the Kindle X-ray feature and why I find it useful for both readers and writers.Continue reading
My first “out of my usual genre boundaries” read of 2019 was taken with this mix of Sci-Fi and romance. Intrigued by my discussion with the author in the later parts of her writing process, I’ve decided to give the book a try.Continue reading
Some characters appear out of nowhere, created by a whim of unpredictable imagination. Elindra is one of those. In this post, I’ll share how she became a part of the story.Continue reading
This time, I’ll share something about what I find one of the hardest aspects of writing: creating character names. My imagination can do much (how much of it I can convert into shareable form is another thing) but when it comes to naming the characters I make up, that’s where I tend to hit a wall way too often.
I admire the writers who can name over a hundred(s) characters in their stories. It might be simpler for stories that can use real names but it’s still a respect-worthy feat. On the other side, I struggled to name my game characters (whether it was Diablo III, World of Warcraft or The Sims series).Continue reading
The third book of ‘The Lost Prophecy’ series by D.K. Holmberg is leading to the first major showdown of the series while keeping the pace and revealing more pieces of the complex backstory.Continue reading