Writing: beta prologue reveal

I’ll keep this one short. The first sample of my coming fantasy is finally available to see. It’s up-to-date with edits made in early September and will be updated with each major draft. This first shared fragment is roughly 0,5% of the to-be book one and can be viewed here.

I should be able to share one to three more samples in time (no ETA yet). The whole book one should be completed in the second half of 2019 if everything goes well. I’ll probably try to share some other bits in the meantime. What they’ll be is hard to guess.

Anyway, that’s it from me. See you next time.

Storytelling: Positive traits of antagonists

A few days ago, I was thinking a bit about the positive traits of ‘bad guys’. These thoughts came to me – how else – when I was lying in bed waiting for sleep to come. Even antagonists can have positive traits – and it’s not about the traits but how they use them that matters in the end.

As with my romance-related posts (#1, #2), the thoughts come primarily from fantasy genre but are not limited to it.

Significant inspiration comes from a post about character traits by M.L. Davis.

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Gardening intermezzo

A small break from my writing-related posts. Instead, here comes one more nature-related. To say it up front, I always liked home-grown apples. What I like even more is home-made apple juice. 100% natural, 100% fresh, sometimes with a side of a wasp sting. Well, my grandfather has a garden around his house with several apple trees, even if some of them were cut down in past due to frail health.

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Romance elements in fantasy, part two: endings

Not so long ago, I wrote about how I saw romance elements in fantasy. This time, I’ll continue from where I left off the last time and share my opinion on some of the possible ends and how I see them – positives and negatives in all cases. It’ll not be tied to fantasy in several cases as, I believe, these work in general.

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