Archive for October, 2009

Writing Crutch

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Sometimes I find I need a mental crutch to get me through things like exams so I tend to have a mascot or lucky type thing with me – even doing a geology degree I did silly things like taking minerals in that are supposed to have certain helpful properties like wisdom and carming influences […]

Keeping Track of Characters

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Keeping track of characters can be tricky so I plan to draw flow diagrams / charts / mind maps – you know the type of thing that shows the relationship of each character to the main protagonist and to each other. I also plan to keep a wiki so there will be character entires in […]

The Torc Cannon

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The Punks mock leather trousers creacked their irridescant pink surface rinkeled and smugged with exhust from her out modded Luniaire 6 the bike of the heavens. She swerved again as the torc connon beared down on her, its surface a mirrored sheen rippling her reflection. The wind sliced at her – she wasn’t supposed to […]

Aquatic Apes

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

During my A’levels I did alot of what I thought of as background reading – which was probably just procrastination – doing Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Classical Civilisation I spent alot of time reading up on human origins and space (with the result of being asked if I was a terrorist by the librarian :/) […]

The History of Mankind

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Ok so from basically reading wikipedia and then checking in my oodleplex of books on early human evolution etc… I have ascertained that modern humans appeared 200, 000 yrs ago according to genetics rather than fossils (which say 195, 000) – I’m going with the genes on this one. There appear to be 14 anscestoral […]

The Ocelot

Friday, October 16th, 2009

I have decided that I need an Aztec artifact for the Punk and so I dragged out the huge book on Aztecs that I got purely for the pictures when I went to see an exhibition at the Royal Academy – we had free tickets from my friends dad – people who work on the […]

Elizabethan Stuff

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

So I watched The Great Elizabethan Journey or part of anyway as it wasn’t playing right and had to be sent back but I did pick up a few fun facts from it! The premise of the documentaries was that an Elizabethan dude basically toured the UK and wrote the first ever tourist guide at […]

Plot or no Plot

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

So I have a world for my Punk to inhabit and the Punk herself and a few plot devices but erm… I actually still have no plot – all I have is constraints So basically I am writing this post to try and work out what’s going to happen in the story and why! It […]

Evil verses Good an old Elf War

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The Elves obviouslly have quiet advanced gene tech so why are they having an infertility problem? The answer is that the war which posioned the world and initially gave them problems with breeding was caused by a war waged over breeding purity. With successive bottle necks in the Elf populations after the war they become […]

Creating Characters

Monday, October 12th, 2009

I have been pondering my characters for The Punk in Pink and basically I only have one at the moment the Punk herself. But what is she like and what does she look like? As she is going to be Queen Elizabeth I know that the costum and custom for at least part of the […]