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
As drafts come and go, scenes will be added and removed. Probably more so in the later drafts. Yet, some of them might return to the light of the world later. Today, I’ll share some thoughts about deleted scenes.Continue reading
Whether or not to include a prologue in your story is a question many writers face. Today, I’ll share my opinion on this matter.Continue reading
It seems to me these days that the beginning is one of the hardest parts to write. While most of my to-be first book went through some iterations, it’s the beginning I had to reconsider several times. In this post, I’ll look back into it and try to see the reasons why writing the beginning seems to be harder.Continue reading
In this post, I’ll share some thoughts about spatial memory – and how tools of our life (navigation) and in fiction (teleports) affect the ability to find one’s way around.Continue reading
In January, I’ve listed the reasons I’m leaning towards self-publishing. This time, I’ll share something that could make the decision easier for others, whichever way they choose.
This will NOT be a list of (dis)advantages of each route – I cover those separately. Instead, I’ll share how your goals and priorities for your story might affect that decision.Continue reading
Carrying a sword (or any other weapon) on the back is frequently seen in fantasy games and movies (and not limited to them). In this post, I’ll look into some parts of this.Continue reading
Not so long ago, I made a post about how I see intimacy and sex scenes as a reader of fantasy literature – and what factors I see as important in redards to including such a scene. This time, I’ll share my thoughts as a writer.
Warning: potentially sensitive content inside this post.Continue reading
In this post, I’ll look into one specific type of narrative I encountered: one where the story is told by a narrator retrospectively and interrupted here and there with the narrator’s perspective. While my sample on this kind of narrative is small, it was enough to discover potential issues in that approach – something I’ll talk about now.Continue reading