I’m dipping my pen into writing fantasy, a side move from my speculative fiction novel, The Seed of the Violet Tree: a science fiction mystery. But, how to start world building? This blog is the result of a piece of desktop research I undertook between November and December 2020. I’m no expert obviously, but below … Continue reading Three Approaches to World Building
Research: Building a Fantasy/Alternative World
My current work in progress is a speculative fiction novel about a twinned Earth, which took an alternative religious path to our own. What are the essential ingredients that made up the best fantasy world? Asking this question on several platforms and will blog my findings at a later date. Thanks everyone!
Collective Consciousness: Fact or Fiction?
I'm blogging about how I'm reinventing myself, from a retired nurse into a contemporary sci-fi writer. More about me here. Today's blog is the fourth and last in the series. There are two parts. PART ONE follows my progress through the literary world. PART TWO discusses the concept of collective consciousness, one of the … Continue reading Collective Consciousness: Fact or Fiction?
The Journey Begins
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton