Archive for the 'World Building' Category

Monsters, Misfits and Maidens

Friday, November 10th, 2023

I have been planning and plotting and looking back over some of my older writing especially that in the Punk’s Universe and I have realised that most of my protagonists fall into one if not all three categories of Monsters, Misfits and Maidens. Obviously there is a bit of the old Mary Sue concept about […]

Space Time and Writing

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

So one of the things I really wanted to do with the Punk Series was make sure it was a scientifically and historically accurate as it could be (within reason of it basically being an alternative history for our very origins). This means I have to research lots of different subjects and even sometimes do […]

Designing the Empires

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Though the novels I am working on this year are primarily focused on the colonies throughout our solar system specifically Mars there is some stuff happening in the Empires back on Earth. This is really the first time I written anything centred in the Empires – there has been stuff with them on the periphery […]

Week 2 CampNaNoWriMo Summer 2018

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

This week started well but we have reached that point of all the things happening at the schools and the dashing around here there and everywheere and of course last minute festvals and things being thrown into the mix for work! So I haven’t had as much time at the computer, I have however taken […]

Week 1 CampNano Summer 2018

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

I’ve made a pretty awesome start – I am getting up and getting the kids out to school – the youngest is at breakfast club so I basically get from 7:15 until 10 to write but I am neglecting my admins and I am not sure how long I can get away with that for! […]

Starting Stories

Monday, June 5th, 2017

June contains National Flash Fiction Day here in the Uk and so I am kind of writing flash fiction this month – kind of… well actually no what I am doing is taking the story starters booklet I made of the first 100 story starters I posted on Magenta Monster and writing from them. I […]

GothNoWriMo 2016

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

I always do a little extra nano challenge – this is GothNoWriMo which is a challenge to write gothic lit in a month. I stretched the meaning of Goth slightly and went with alternative instead. Because I tend to write trilogies or books in 3 parts, I start new series within the Punk’s Universe every […]

Z4 – Premis

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The Blue Lotus – Book 4 of the Zombie Quintette A drug epidemic is flashing through London, characterised by violence and necrosis. A young police officer and her team end up enlisted in a military effort to stamp out production but what the army don’t know is that the drug is not new. It is […]

Z4 – The Blue Lotus

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The Blue Lotus will be the novel I’ll be working on in October for GothNoWriMo which is a kind of unofficial spin off of NaNoWriMo but has a thing where you decided on your own goal between 30-70, 000 words for the month. The Blue Lotus is the forth in the Zombie Quintette series of […]

Nano 2016 – The Plan

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

This is the planning notebook and within it are plans! I started by thinking about which of the many story ideas I should run with – I knew the story would be Punk Universe based as my nano projects always are! But I wasn’t sure what within that universe it would be. Having suffered a […]