Moonlake’s Writing Updates- December 2021

I’m currently working on draft 0.82. To be honest, I’m not making major headways in the most recent few decimal drafts. More and more, it’s about letting go of scenes that were 70% done and acknowledging that I don’t have the mentality or whatever to push it through the 100% mark right now and choosingContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Updates- December 2021”

Nuances of the Chinese language (3)- Sampled Dialect Differences

This is probably the last of this set of serial posts. So I’ve talked about how three different dialects of Chinese sound like to me in the very first post. Today I will provide some concrete examples so you can see for yourself how different each is.  Example 1: Different units for a kiss  TheContinue reading “Nuances of the Chinese language (3)- Sampled Dialect Differences”

Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 11

I found some berries and tubers that were growing aplenty in the forest. They looked edible but I wasn’t sure so I collected enough for an afternoon tea for Estella to check back abroad the Xing. Then I went deeper yet into the forest, looking for game tracks.  I found nothing. I wondered if theContinue reading “Adventures aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 11”

Adventures Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 10

“I’m going in that direction to check out that thing.” I said before walking off. Aurora gave me a nod of acknowledgement. “Thanks for letting us know this time. If you’re not back in a couple hours we’ll come searching.” When I got close enough to see the structure for what it was, I realisedContinue reading “Adventures Aboard the Chen Xing- Chapter 10”

We lived like Gods

I actually imagined this as being feasible as the setting to a fantasy series. Not saying that I will be the one to write said series, since I’m not crazy about gods or deities having large roles in fantasy, it’s one of the tropes that I’m personally tired of. Perhaps this is one idea bornContinue reading “We lived like Gods”

Remarkable Women in Ancient China (11)- Bao Qian Guang

Who is she: More commonly known as Bao Gu (Aunt Bao), she is one of the four greatest female physicians in ancient China  Wife to Ge Hong, a renowned Daoist, physician and pharmacist. Both she and her husband were worshipped later as immortals.  Notable Life Events: Born sometime in the Jin dynasty (266 to 420Continue reading “Remarkable Women in Ancient China (11)- Bao Qian Guang”

Broadening Horizon Reads- 2021

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell  What impressed me most about this book was that it was not just a gimmick, the unusual form of the novel (or rather how the 6 short stories were presented) really cemented the theme. The other main note I had regarding this was that it was supposed to fill theContinue reading “Broadening Horizon Reads- 2021”

Courage is Learning

I was pretty much going by order of I wrote each piece of Wild Writing but today I want to share something more recent. This is actually my own prompt, well, not my own exactly but a prompt that I heard from a writing summit that I attended. The original prompt was just Courage is….Continue reading “Courage is Learning”

Nuances of the Chinese language (2)- Family Relationships

In direct contrast with English, there are a lot more distinct terms for describing immediate and extended family relationships. There are separate terms of an elder versus younger sibling as well as delineations of whether the relationship originates from the fraternal versus the maternal side.  Now before I actually start, note that I’m mostly stickingContinue reading “Nuances of the Chinese language (2)- Family Relationships”