Writing Worksheet – Love Your Antagonist (PDF) Your antagonist* is sick of being compared to your protagonist. Give him / her some love with this worksheet. Also works for your real-life antagonists! * While this worksheet has been designed for antagonists who are characters, remember that this needn’t always be the case!
Writing Worksheet – Escaping a tight spot (PDF) Whether your character is locked up in a dungeon with her hands chained to the wall, or she’s hemmed in by the walls of your plot closing in around her, this worksheet will come to the rescue! It works! I used this worksheet to save my heroine when… Read More
As my time on the Aegean wings to a close, I’m enjoying some roof-top writing, watching the sun set behind black pines -not Pinus nigra, but the irregular, unstately Pinus brutia– “their fretted summits tipped with cones“. Writing in unusual places could certainly become a divertissement, if not a competitive sport. I wonder what cognitively… Read More
I have lapsed into a summer of storms, nabokov, lana del rey, latin grammars and long nights of macaronic mediterranean converzatione. Ada or Ardor is a pleasure I have deferred; speculative fiction & sparkling prose. Every few pages there is a perfect sentence which I feel ought to be copied out onto propisi and properly savoured: The… Read More
I’m very picky with my contemporary reading choices, and my steampunk preferences tend to run contrary to the current paranormal trend, but happily there is now so much indie fiction available for consumption (combustion?), that I do find some great reads. Here are a couple of steampunk novellas (the first of their respective series) which… Read More