Summer Thoughts

Another month has come and gone, and now we’re hurtling straight into the summer months. This last month has been much like the last, although this month I’ve been generating more blogs than I have previously. It’s been fun, I enjoy writing opinion pieces and novel updates, especially as I can still write them over the course of the week, no matter how busy my day gets.

Writing on Caffeine

My newsletter, Writing on Caffeine, now goes into it’s fifth month! I’m really please how this has turned out, and how it’s continuing to develop over each month. I’m finding that not only am I learning more about my own abilities, but I’m stretching myself to consider new ways of writing, worldbuilding, or writing characters.

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This month’s posts

As I mentioned at the start, I’ve written almost double the number of posts that I had for previous months. It’s been a great trial in blogging more regularly, and discussing topics that are outside of my comfort zone.

Don’t forget that I still post monthly flashfictions, and you can read my free short story The Gateway of Arieum when you sign up to my Newsletter!

Monday Inspiration - A cup of tea that is orange in the morning sunlight

Be Limitless (Monday Inspiration)

Start showing yourself Be as limitless as your dreams. The dreams that are far beyond your reach and far beyond reason. Believe in that limitless feeling. That soaring hope you feel when you immerse yourself in that dream. You have as much chance in achieving that dream as you have any right to believe. So … More Be Limitless (Monday Inspiration)

One of the Crew (From the Archives)

“Let us raise a toast, to Mito!” Captain Ralaydin raised her mug high into the air. The rest of the crew followed her example. Mito blushed. Not from embarrassment, he appreciated the gesture, but all twelve pairs of eyes staring at him was a bit much. Mito raised his glass to. “To the successful Blood … More One of the Crew (From the Archives)

Top 3 tips for writing Multiple POVs

As a fantasy reader and writer, I’m most comfortable in the world of 3rd person POV. However, if you’re writing a fantasy epic, how do you manage multiple POVs in your novel? Here are my top three tips: 1) be picky with your POVs2) write a unique character voice for each POV3) use your POVs … More Top 3 tips for writing Multiple POVs

Monday Inspiration - A cup of tea that is orange in the morning sunlight

What will be, will be (Monday Inspiration)

Start showing yourself It’ll be what it will be, your story. Whatever you create, even if it’s different from what you planned. Let your creativity take it’s course, and see what you can make. Featured Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash

Cream (From the Archives)

Ineg brushed her fingers across the top of the cream pot. The thick blue substance stuck to her fingers. She held it up in front of the mirror, holding back her hair with her other hand as she carefully dabbed the cream onto the top of her forehead. The makeup was a practised art by … More Cream (From the Archives)

Monday Inspiration - A cup of tea that is orange in the morning sunlight

Anything is Possible (Monday Inspiration)

Don’t limit yourself. Don’t limit your dreams. The world is big, your drive is unbeatable, and your dreams are special. Stop telling yourself that you can’t do everything. Start showing yourself that you can. First Posted in March 2020

How To: Writing Sub-Plots

Sub-Plots are a key part of any story, especially a fantasy one. You have to keep a careful eye on how many you have and what purpose they are serving in order to keep a handle on your story.   This month in my newsletter Writing on Caffeine, I’ll be looking at why Sub-Plots are … More How To: Writing Sub-Plots

The Lost Mage

“So, you used to be famous?” Marle could hear the excitement in her Granddaughter voice. Surprisingly, it didn’t hurt as much as she expected it to. It had hurt when her son had found out, aged fifteen, but then he had known enough about the world to know how different his life could have been … More The Lost Mage

Where else you can find me

I’ve now got a Tumblr where you can find lots of #akrionaesthetic posts about my novel world.

If you’ve got an Instagram, make sure you give me a follow!


Alex.J.Cobalt is a fantasy writer from the UK. When she’s not working away at her fantasy novel series, she posts free flash fictions on her website, along with regular blogs about writing.

Photo by Lauren Mancke on Unsplash


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