Despite having poor luck on any kind of giveaways, I had entered one for a professional beta read of my current draft. With a twist of luck, just as I managed to find beta readers (I talked about it in my monthly ‘report’), I actually won – leading me to think how I might handle feedback from four sources, each with different pacing and approach. At the end of the previous month (Friday 30.8.), I’ve received the report file – but as I was preparing for the next day’s hike, actually looking on it had to wait for two days. So, what is a professional’s opinion on my story?Continue reading
Something I mentioned earlier this year was that I was about to co-lead a week-long hiking event for a group of people. Now that it’s behind me, let’s have a look at how my time off went – with a some photos included.Continue reading
Fantasy literature often features creatures with lifespan significantly exceeding the lifespan of a human. In today’s post, I’ll look into some of the challenges it brings.
Warning: this post will be heavy on biological aspects of procreation. If you are afraid of science mingling with fiction, or uncomfortable around procreational topics, you might want to walk away.Continue reading
While the previous month saw me fail on finding beta readers but succeed on some side writing work, this month turned it around. Completely. I am back to working on #1, the spark of imagination and desire to work on my writing rekindled…Continue reading
There’s one question that appeared in my mind, even though it touches an unlikely subject: What would the authors of my favorite books think of mine? And, by extension, would I even want them to read it?Continue reading
One of the themes sometimes appearing in fantasy are half-bloods/half-breeds/hybrids (whichever term you prefer), most often between different humanoid species. Today, I’ll share my thought about them.Continue reading
In this post, I’ll look into the options regarding timing the release of individual books in a series, trying to combine a writer’s and a reader’s insight.Continue reading