My Writing Process: Blog Tour- November 2013

I’ve been asked to do this by a couple of my friends. I don’t have that much time this week, because I have a load of assessments and stuff coming in and to be honest I don’t really feel like writing a bunch of stuff on here anyway…but apparently a friend, who already did this thing, really …

Indecision

I don’t want to move forward with writing. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. I think that’s a quote from Franklin Roosevelt, or some other American President- not like I’m an authority on the subject of American presidential quotes, because I don’t actually know anything about American Presidents, other than the current one …

Bow Down to Kim Jong-un: Thoughts on North Korea

Here’s a few thoughts on the Hermit Kingdom. North Korea has been in the news lately, mostly because of Pyongyang’s world-class rhetoric. Although it has been toned down as tensions in Korea ease, what has been said already is pretty awesome. Really, if you want to learn some good war rhetoric you need to go …

Cutting Back, Freeing Time

We live incredibly busy lives and I’m no different. 24 hours is all the time that we’re given in one day. And the 24 hours is partitioned up so that there’s barely any free time. We’ll do the math. Say, we sleep for at least eight hours. That leaves us with 16. I go to school from …

Rewriting Novels?

As you may or may not know, a while back (well, a long while back) I finished my novel, Revolution: Rise of Darkness. To recap, here’s how I summarized my novel:A group of teenagers go on a school camping trip into the national park. They go off to the forest, and return to their camp simply …

WordPress vs Tumblr: Where Should I Blog?

I’m having a bit of self-doubt on whether WordPress was the correct place I chose to blog. Now…ugh oh my god I can’t get over starting all my sentences with ‘now’. Anyway, I’m coming to a point where I’m considering moving from my long-time blogging platform, WordPress, to Tumblr. It’s not like I don’t like …

Thoughts on Writing Historical Fiction

I’m now a few weeks into writing Shield of Fire (my historical fiction novel about the Persian Wars) and my progress has been very slow- only got to chapter 2? I thought I’d talk a bit about how I’m doing with writing historical fiction. Firstly, I want to write this post because of the highly important reason …

On Writing Short Stories

Should I be writing more short stories? As you may have noticed, I call myself a ‘writer’ but I have never posted a short story on this blog before. And short stories are supposed to be super-common, aren’t they? Why haven’t I written and posted any yet? The truth is I have written short stories before. Obviously. …

Funerals, Cancer and Death: Memento Mori

Lately I feel like there have been a lot of funerals happening around myself lately. Not that anyone very close to me had died, but still, having funerals to attend at the start of the year is not exactly encouraging. I mean, today’s January 14th which means it’s two weeks, and I’ve already went to …