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?
A Novelist’s View on the Ethics and Governance Surrounding Artificial Superintelligence
I'm blogging about how and why I'm reinventing myself, from a retired nurse, into a contemporary sci-fi writer. More about me here. Today's blog is the third in the series and is in two parts. PART ONE provides an update on my progress through the literary world. PART TWO discusses the ethics surrounding the development … Continue reading A Novelist’s View on the Ethics and Governance Surrounding Artificial Superintelligence
The Tipping Point and a Sinister Turn of Events
The second of a series of blogs, in which I discuss Why I Felt Compelled to Write My Novel, The Seed of the Violet Tree: A Science Fiction Mystery [Amazon UK Amazon.com. Amazon AU ]. The introduction to this series of blogs can be found here Whilst conducting background research for my novel I revisited a … Continue reading The Tipping Point and a Sinister Turn of Events