Catching Up on Disney Movies

I’ve started a minor binge of Disney movies consumption i.e. 3 or 4 movies per week. Why am I doing this? Well, I came to the 3 Act structure late, I only learnt about it through the online courses I did several years ago, before that, I thought the 3 Act structure was just theContinue reading “Catching Up on Disney Movies”

Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (1)

South Sea Butterfly (aka Hundred Illusions Butterfly) Physical Description: A huge butterfly that still weighs about 80g after its massive wingspans are cut off Lore: It is said that sailors of South Sea had once encountered something as massive as a sail that fluttered by and hit the sails on their ship. They hit thisContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A Selection of Mythical Fauna (1)”

Adventures abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 1

I had earlier talked about the story I was writing based on my weekly gaming session and from today I will be posting one chapter of it each month. Below is the first chapter.  Chapter 1 “You sure this is a bar? Looks like a bookshop to me.” I asked Aurora.  “That’s just why it’sContinue reading “Adventures abroad the Chen Xing- Chapter 1”

Moonlake’s TBR List for 2021

For the year of 2021, I’m slightly ratcheting my reading goals back up to 12. Taking out my Broadening Horizon Reads, that leaves me with 5 spots for fantasy and 5 for mystery which I will alternate between Agatha Christie and Laurie R. King.  The remaining 7 spots will be occupied by: The Twilight ofContinue reading “Moonlake’s TBR List for 2021”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2020

The Hollow by Agatha Christie  It started off quite unlike any other Christie story- each of the opening chapters read almost like a character portraiture but in an interesting way. But overall, it’s up to normal Christie standards. Hard to say that I really liked this story above any other of hers but it’s notContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2020”

What Moves Me: One Step Away

I’ve been trying to get closer to my emotions- I’m predominantly rational with only a tiny wisp of sentimentality so I’m very hard to be moved to tears or be driven by impulse. Not that I have not ever experienced those things, just that they happen rarely and don’t stay with me for long. AndContinue reading “What Moves Me: One Step Away”

Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Flora (3)

Li Tree Physical Description: A tree with square leaves and yellow flowers that sprouts tiny floss on their petals. Special Properties: The fruits it bears are fist-sized. Consuming them will greatly improve one’s memory, might even make someone attain photographic memory. Zhi Chu Physical Description: A plant that looks like okra except that it hasContinue reading “Chinese Lore- A selection of Mythical Flora (3)”

Reviving enthusiasm in the Work

To be honest, I don’t have full answers to the issue of reviving enthusiasm in a writing project but based on recent experience, I think the following things have helped: A writing routine- Lately, I’m keeping to a routine of working on my WIP for 5 days a week and 1 page of writing perContinue reading “Reviving enthusiasm in the Work”

Moonlake’s Writing Mottos (1)

What you are seeing in the picture above is my vision board that I created a few years back to reaffirm my identity as a writer. As you can see, it’s mostly uplifting phrases or writing mottos.  However, today I want to blog about a motto that isn’t up there (yet), that I’m feeling keenlyContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Mottos (1)”

Broadening Horizon Reads-2020

I’ve skipped a year but my Broadening Horizon Reads are back. This year, I’ve picked a psychic thriller and a military fiction. Below are summaries of my main take-away from each of them: Desecration by J.F. Penn  I’ve reviewed this earlier. As a writer, I’m sure what I’ve taken away from it other than thatContinue reading “Broadening Horizon Reads-2020”