This is what life does

I had started doing a form of free writing called Wild Writing, using prompts from poetry. Below is the piece that emerged from the particular line that this post is titled. Enjoy. This is what life does. It lets you alone most of the time. It does. Until you screw yourself big time. And thenContinue reading “This is what life does”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2021

I seem to have mostly split my time between fantasy and mystery this quarter. So I might as well split it by genre in this post so you can only read the relevant genres for you.  Fantasy  Den of Wolves by Juliet MarillierI do think this is a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy even thoughContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2021”

Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (2)

Ri Ji Physical Description: A normal cow Special Properties: Its meat (up to 2-3 Chinese pounds in weight) will grow back fully the day after being cut off with a knife. Lore: A species supposedly local to the area now known as the province of Gan Su Dan Prawn Physical Description: A giant prawn asContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (2)”

Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 3

Jake had a weasley voice, making his words hard to hear. I had to read his lips at some places. He was talking to H squared. “You see, Mr Fixit man, I don’t really need you. I just need you to not fix any converters, you see? So tell me why I shouldn’t just haveContinue reading “Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 3”

New Horizon Outreach

I attended a free writing summit in January. No groundbreaking knowledge came to me but I did pick up a few useful knowledge and I’m now doing a free mini writing course that is helping to get me into touch with my emotions. Anyway, one of the useful knowledge that came via the summit wasContinue reading “New Horizon Outreach”

Reader vs Writer (1): Elements of the Fantasy Genre

I just thought it would be fun to compare myself as a reader and writer. And where better to start than the genre of my main staple in both reading and writing? So here we go. Sub Genre Reader Moonlake: Epic fantasy by hands-down and mainly adult, some YA occasionally. Sword & sorcery as lightContinue reading “Reader vs Writer (1): Elements of the Fantasy Genre”

Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 2

When we arrived back at the Xing, Roland pointed at it and said “You’re… uh… sure you can fix the converter?” Couldn’t blame him, I might have thought the same if I saw a ship cobbled up together like that. What could we do when the only materials came from a junkyard?  “It’s a longContinue reading “Adventures Abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 2”

Writing Updates- February 2021

So this is an ad hoc writing update because I already changed my writing goals after one month in 2021.  So basically I’m still continuing (being plagued) by the decimal draft process where I just cannot create even a full rough draft but have to proceed via partial outline, partial draft form for a blockContinue reading “Writing Updates- February 2021”

Remarkable Women in Ancient China (8)- Xu Zhao Pei

Who is she: The first divorced wife of a royalty (in death) Was associated with the idiom “Mistress Xu was half-old” referring to a woman past her prime but still charming Notable Life Events: Born to a line of prominent officials (her grandfather was the Prime Minister and her father was also a high rankingContinue reading “Remarkable Women in Ancient China (8)- Xu Zhao Pei”

Moonlake’s writing updates- January 2021

I finished off last year with a draft 0.75, not quite what I had aimed at. Instead, I’m aiming for draft 0.8 to be completed by end of this year. Beyond that, I have no plans as yet, I think one year plan is sufficient as far as this debut novel is going. It willContinue reading “Moonlake’s writing updates- January 2021”