This month in my newsletter, Writing on Caffeine, I’m looking at worldbuilding, and in particular how to create power structures in your world, and the politics that comes with them. Are you ready to start thinking about the system of power and government in your fantasy world? Then subscribe via the button below so you … More Writing On Caffeine – Power and Politics
What if there were dragons? What if there weren’t dragons? I was having a rather in depth conversation the other day regarding worldbuilding. In the short space of one hour, an entire world had been created, backstories for the character filled out, and a small movie adaptation was already being brainstormed. One reason I am … More The World of “What If”
You don’t always need the same project all the time. If your current creative project is stalling, give yourself permission to try something new. You might be amazed at what you create.
Back in 2019, I spoke about what I learnt from travelling around Asia, and then what I learnt around travelling to the south of France. I love traveling and experiencing new places. This love is a relatively new endeavour, but it is one I will cherish for the rest of my life. Ever since I … More Learnings from my (Not) travels
“It was all so good,” Tristan sighed, into his drink “before you lot got involved.” The bodies didn’t talk back. They never talked back. “You know,” he said, reaching over the bar and pulling a bottle from under the shelf, “I really wish that time magic was a thing. That I could go back to … More Before (From the Archives)
“You’re orange,” A bit of a state-the-obvious comment from Ryan. Cassie wiped the orange blood of her blade and sheathed her weapon. Monster blood never made for a particularly delightful colour. Least it was better than the stuff they had up North, which was acidic blood. “Stating the obvious much,” Cassie remarked, kicking the corpse … More Like the Sky at Sundown
Taking time out from writing is okay. It might not feel like what you need to do right this second, when time pressures are on you and you’re watching the clock click down to the close of another writing session. But maybe today is the day you need to think. To sit and breathe with … More Time Out (Monday Inspiration)
Don’t stop trying. Keep going with your project. You’ll get there, you’ll make it to the end.
“Wake up,” Christie whispered in Garet’s ear. He groaned, rolling over. In his half asleep state, he didn’t register the urgency in Christie’s voice. “Wake, up,” Christie said, punching Garet’s arm, “it’s the Alarm.” Garet woke up fully. The Alarm shouldn’t be going off. The Alarm wouldn’t sound unless there was something very, very wrong. … More Awake (From the Archives)
Each day is a new opportunity to try again. To create the world and life you want to create. Today is your new opportunity – seize it.