Why I love writing…

I sat down this morning to start work on a new project, (actually, I sat down to pack my bag for the gym, but that didn’t quite happen…) and as I come to the end of my first day of working on it, I’m reminded about what it is that I really love about...

Updates

The Tattered Banner has now been finalised and is off for ebook conversion, so is still on schedule for release by the end of the month! In other news, I’m just back from vacation and readjusting to the harsh reality of normal life!

The Mighty Scrivener

On an impulse I bought Scrivener a little while back, before I’d really read any reviews on it or knew anything about it. For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s a word processor and organiser aimed at writers. I took a quick look at it when I bought...

Gunpowder

This is blog number 2 in my ‘inspiring areas of history’ theme. The same disclaimer in the first one applies here! I’m sure most of you have seen the diagrams from da Vinci’s notebooks of flying machines, tanks and other ahead of their time...

Coming up next…

I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts the influence that history has on my writing, and I think also the fact that I started off writing historical fiction but drifted toward fantasy for the greater imaginative freedom this genre offers. History as a subject...

On maps…

This blog is a follow on from my previous one on realistic societies. I spend a lot of time making maps, badly. I’m not particularly good at drawing and don’t have the first idea of how to use any of the cad or image manipulation software that some people...