Character Sheets in Campfire Blaze

Today I have been attempting to get to grips with Campfire Blaze, a writing programme I've recently discovered. There are a lot of moving parts but it seems like it will be particularly useful for magic systems, character development and important plot points. Now should I have been working on my novel by simply writing … Continue reading Character Sheets in Campfire Blaze

Nothing To Prove

Though creative writing has seemed almost impossible recently today I wrote a post for my sister blog, Today I Made. Writing is writing. it will keep my fingers warmed up if nothing else. I must constantly remind myself that my purpose in writing here is to make an account of each little achievement. I don't … Continue reading Nothing To Prove

Journaling From Wales Part II

There's only a few entries left, a lot of my energies spent fighting off a tooth infection. It's all settled now but it really knocked me out. Tuesday 18th June We took and evening walk, the sun staying up well past returning. We ventured across steep fields, sturdy as mountain goats in walking boots. My … Continue reading Journaling From Wales Part II

Journaling From Wales

Something about being away in the blissful isolation of the countryside sparks my creativity. Maybe it's the views, less pressure, more time? or maybe just habit. Whatever it is I'm glad, here's my meandering scribblings from the past few days. Sunday 16th May I’m sitting in the dining room eating crunch creams and enjoying a … Continue reading Journaling From Wales

Uncreative

Just a tiny update to keep myself accountable. Writing has been hard recently. There's a certain amount of self assurance needed to craft a narrative and bring characters to life. Right now I'm struggling with self-worth and low moods. A chasm spreads between me and the world I want to create. I'm managing to do … Continue reading Uncreative

Tales Of Woe

Life is starting to settle a little. It’s been long enough since my cancer scare and subsequent hospital visit (in which they stuck a camera up my nose) that my body and mind are finding a way back to ‘normal’. I finished A Graphic Novel today, Vicious Creatures Nine tales of Woe and Misadventure by … Continue reading Tales Of Woe

Deadlines Part II

The last deadline I had due in went much better than I had expected. This course is teaching me so much more about writing than I ever expected. the current assignment is to write a story that uses language to reveal as much detail as possible. Conveying information to the reader about location, character ages, … Continue reading Deadlines Part II

Deadline Stress

I hate deadlines. That's not true. I hate it when I'm unprepared for deadlines. This small piece of writing really doesn't matter but every word is a struggle. This weeks assignment is to write about an overlooked place. I chose the spinney at the end of the road. the idea is to create a sense … Continue reading Deadline Stress

Tough Week

Its been a tough week, my asthma was acting up, this is the first time in a while but it sure did kick in with a vengeance. My throat was ragged the next day and my ribs hurt. Thankfully it abated enough for me to enjoy the second workshop, Out On The Borders. This week … Continue reading Tough Week