Short Story: Descending Higher

This short story was originally posted on the site Publish Your Mind. Unfortunately, as PYM has since been closed down, I have decided to repost this short story on here. The story’s original publishing date, June 28th 2014, was the centenary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which would trigger what was back then the …

In For a New Round

The golden rule of writing is supposed to be ‘just keep writing’- ‘it takes time to find your voice and style’ – ‘practice makes perfect’. To be honest I’m really not sure if that’s happening to me. Maybe it’s that I’m one of the exceptions to the classic wisdom that the older you grow, the more experience …

February Update

Hello. I haven’t written much about my writing status and things like that lately so maybe it’s time for a post on that. My posts have been very political lately. The highly polarized, prolonged and increasingly tense conflict is becoming something that I feel must be written about. The protesters do not seem to have …

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 …

The Novels I’m Starting…

It’s been some time since I had time to write a real ‘new’ post on this blog (eg. not taking old content and posting it again)…but I’m back! I am still a rather busy person (and will continue to be for the rest of my life…I guess) but anyway first off I want to talk …

Sestina Poem- A Glorious Massacre

I haven’t posted in some time- I’ve been in a flood of homework recently. I’m going to be having my term break soon, however, so I’ll finally get around to writing again soon. Anyway, just to have some new content here, I decided to post a poem I wrote for English class a few days …

Short Story- Just a Dream

I’ve been incredibly busy these past few weeks. Barely had time to write anything new at all. So, I’ll take a never-published old short story to post here this week.JUST A DREAMJames teared the envelope and slowly pulled out the paper inside. His hand trembled as he read his returned university application form. Another page had been …

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 …

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 …