Day 22 – Some new stories

My regular blogging is falling by the wayside a little, but at least I’m getting something up on the site most days. Today, I have posted up some new stories today. Well, two short pieces and two excerpts from larger works that I have been working on for a while.

The short story, Release, is something I wrote for a school assignment in 2004 and is a bit of an experiment in Second Person Point of View writing. You can read it here.

The excerpts are the first 2,000 words or so of a couple of novel-length stories I have been working on since 2006. They are both part of the same trilogy The Chronicles of Uraethan. The other short piece is the assignment I wrote at school that gave me the inspiration for Vampyre Necormancer, the first in the trilogy. You can read this short piece here. The Prologue for Vampyre Necromancer can be found here, and the first part of the second story in the trilogy, Necromancer Scion, can be found here. Depending on how you read, there are potential spoilers in the beginning on Necromancer Scion, you have been warned 🙂

I am planning to post up a few more stories and excerpts in the coming days, so keep an eye out in the Writing section of the menu to your left.

Camp Nano is not really going at all at the moment, work is too busy. But, I am doing a fair bit of story planning in readiness for June 2015 Camp Nano. I plan to have all my ‘on-the-go’ stories plotted to perfection before June so I have no excuses to write – everything will be pre-planned and I will have at least 5 stories to choose from, so writer’s block will not be an option 🙂

Hope you’re all travelling well,

x iz

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Day 14 – short stories on the brain

Today has been another refresher day which I sorely needed. I have had no work and no study to do so I slept in and had a bath. The cold is finally getting better…I think…

Short stories are on my mind at the moment. I feel a bit like I’m ready to try them again – I have, in the past, been terrible at them! “A 2,000-5,000 word story? I can do that!” 30,000 or more words later…oops… :\

So, I thought a good start might be to put some of my writing on here and I’ve started up an account on Wattpad as well so I will make some use of that with new stories I write as well as submitting some to competitions and magazines. My mum bought me a diary/journal where you have a question or writing prompt each day, so I’m going to start there and see if I can at least start off with Flash Fiction!

I have realised that this blog is indeed more than just finding my way to a completed Soul Wars* but its a journey for finding my writerly self and for discovering any story that I have in my head – there are a lot clamouring around in there and it would be good to get tgem out if only for a bit of peace and quiet. But, also, I’d like to share some of what I’ve learnt through my Bachelor, my Masters, courses taken at the SA Writers’ Centre, and extensive reading. So, tomorrow I’m planning to put up some Tips & Tricks on plotting that I’ve collected over the years, including a few bits that I’ve found for myself over the years.

Plotting for Unvamped 2* is also still going along nicely. Sometimes I get in the groove and feel I can just wing it, but sometimes I feel like I can’t move forward with my ideas until I do some more research. Its a very different process to Unvamped where it really all just flowed. But, that’s writing for you.

x iz