Last Saturday I met with one of my avid readers, of whose blog I frequently visit, Ben Naga! He is an amazing person and a great poet. We had a lovely time strolling through Manchester, talking about everything from poetry (what else?) to politics and travel. If you have not visited his site and read … Continue reading Meeting Ben Naga and Unread Sci Fi
My short story, Our Masters, is up for the "Teleport Us" Sci-Fi writing event over at LitReactor. You can find my story here! (http://litreactor.com/events/teleport-us/our-masters) I would be incredibly happy if you read, rated, and commented on it (truthfully! If it is bad, please be honest and say so, and offer advice on improvement). You need to be a member … Continue reading “Our Masters” is up on LitReactor!
My BA dissertation consisted of two parts. The first part was the first chapter of Project 2, which by now is a full-fledged novel, and an essay regarding the tendency for Post-Apocalyptic literature to prefer plot over character. I found this topic very interesting, and difficult, simply because I had to find a way to measure whether … Continue reading Novel Writing: Plot vs Character? [Essay]
Cold metal rise from the deep Servos moan to life Explosions propel our death Shrieking fire castrates my voice Man's dusk has come - F H Hakansson
In two hours I will receive the last phone call from my beta readers with feedback on Project 2. I will then proceed to edit the text once more before sending it to my tutor (when he becomes available. He's in the USA at the moment). I also resumed Project 1! This is very exciting … Continue reading Project 1 & 2 update
4AM Writer tagged me for the Lucky 7 Meme. The rules are as follows: Open your novel-in-progress and do the following: 1. Go to page 77. 2. Go to line 7. 3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs as they are written. 4. Tag 7 new authors. Technically, I just resumed Project … Continue reading Lucky 7 Meme
I got a nice little comment by Zahir yesterday. You can check his comment out for yourself here. He nominated me for "The Liebster Blog Award." Most of you probably know what kind of award this is, but since not all of you do, I'll explain it here! The Liebster Blog Award is an award … Continue reading The Liebster Blog Award
Roughly 10 minutes ago I finished the second draft of my second (yet technically first) novel. Now awaits 6 weeks vacation for me! This means that I'll begin on the third draft on the 31st of December! ... but I probably won't since it's New Years. Which means I'll probably be busy on the 1st … Continue reading 2nd Draft of Project 2 Complete!
The Journey Time. Where have you left me? All I can do is remain, and wander. The gears turn like clockwork. For whom do I travel? I wish... I could remember. - F H Hakansson
A few minutes ago I shed a tear. Two in fact. Tears of joy. I honestly cannot recall the last time that happened. Was it something wonderful I ate? Or maybe I cried when laughing with a friend? The first draft of my novel is finished. 124 873 words. I can finally play Battlefield 3 … Continue reading Finished