Today I'll be talking to you about all the things. Yay! 🙂 On the agenda - WIPpet Wednesday because it is Wednesday, ROW80 because I really need to update that, NaNoWriMo because I think I've finally worked out what to do for it (even though it is a ridiculous number of months away). But first, … Continue reading *INSERT CREATIVE TITLE HERE*
The Promised Post – Language in Fiction
Since I returned from my hiatus a few months ago, I have been meaning to do a post on language creation. This is it. Or more excitingly, the first in a series of language posts. Today I'm going to talk about my process and my opinion on language creation in fiction. If there are other … Continue reading The Promised Post – Language in Fiction
Updates All Round
Look at me being efficient and posting and stuff. 🙂 It's very late right now. I should be sleeping. I think my brain is a cat. Here is my ROW80 update, and following that, an exciting WIPpet because it is Wednesday (just). You can find fellow ROW80 people here. Edit Queen of Hearts Progress made, finally! … Continue reading Updates All Round
Return of the Blogger: ROW80 initiation
I've been gone from here for a while now. That is partly due to exams and partly due to other things as well which I won't go into detail here. In the time I've been absent I've done an abysmally non-existent amount of writing and while I should feel some level of guilt, I don't. … Continue reading Return of the Blogger: ROW80 initiation
A Journey Through Time
Last Friday I opened WordPress to check and reply to the comments and found a surprise waiting for in the notifications bar - a trophy and a congratulatory message on two years of this blog. Two years is a long time and I have trouble believing it is that long because it feels to me … Continue reading A Journey Through Time
Tragedies and the Loss of Innocence
I don't know how to describe my feelings about this WIPpet post. The events that occur in the scene I will present break my heart but mostly because I know what has happened, and what will happen. Hopefully for the rest of you, without all its context, it won't be too disheartening. But more on … Continue reading Tragedies and the Loss of Innocence
How to Craft your Fantasy Voice.
Although long, this is definitely worth a read.
My experiences in building a fantasy language.
Okay, the long awaited for (I hope) post on the language I created for my world, or more precisely, one of the countries in it. I will warn you, as much as I’ll try to keep it interesting and un-technical, this may be a little dry. It evolved from a single phrase which came to … Continue reading My experiences in building a fantasy language.
The Language Instinct, Part 2.
Today, we continue with my worldbuilding series and the topic of the moment, language. Last post I talked about research. Today's post will cover structure and variation. Structure (or syntax, if you want to get fancy) can vary from language to language. It is easy to fall into the Subject-Verb-Object trap when creating a language … Continue reading The Language Instinct, Part 2.
The Language Instinct, Part 1.
So this is the first of my worldbuilding posts which are specifically geared at writers of fantasy however I hope the information can be useful to others as well. Words. Language. The precious nectar of civilisation; the ambrosia of sanity and insanity both. Without words, we are nothing. With words, we can be anything. As … Continue reading The Language Instinct, Part 1.