Category Archives: Fiction

Fiction I’m working on, which generally falls under fantasy (medieval, steampunk or urban) or science fiction.

Belvedere – My Illustrated Children’s Book

A month ago I was rambling and raving about how much hard work it was to plot, illustrate, write and publish my children’s book for uni. Back then I wondered how I would ever get it finished in time, and … Continue reading

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Writing a Children’s Book is Easy…

At least that’s what I told myself at the start of the semester, when I chose to do Designing and Producing Illustrated Children’s Books as my non-IT elective for my post-graduate studies. I’ve always been a creative soul, writing and … Continue reading

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Cogs of War – Interactive Steampunk Story

A month or so ago, I made an interactive steampunk story for my Multimedia Narratives subject at uni, based on some steampunk character designs I’d created for an earlier assignment in the unit. For anyone who is interested/bored enough to … Continue reading

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Ideal Features in a Fantasy eBook

As much as I would love to keep mucking around with my writing and drawing until I go back to uni (middle of July), it will soon be time for me to start working on my fantasy eBook prototype for … Continue reading

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On Pantsing and Plotting

I should be writing my conference paper right now, but since I’m sick of looking at it – and since I’ve already eaten WAY too much of the chocolate I scored for my birthday – I thought I’d procrastinate with … Continue reading

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The Snobbery of Literary Fiction Over Genre Fiction

This afternoon, Australian speculative fiction writer Alan Baxter started up a Twitter discussion (using the #ewf11 hashtag) on literary fiction, or more specifically, how the writing/publishing community seems to view it as a “higher” form of writing than genre fiction, … Continue reading

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Writing with Word Clouds

A while ago, while traversing the interwebs, I stumbled across a site called Wordle. For those who aren’t familiar with it (and the other similar sites), it generates a ‘word cloud’ based on text you enter into the box, with … Continue reading

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