Profile photo of Opera


Author's details

Name: Mark
Date registered: June 26, 2012


Writer, dancer, gamer, opinion-haver!

Latest posts

  1. NaNoWriMo Update 1 — November 13, 2012
  2. Lights, Camera… Action! — November 2, 2012
  3. Talking Up Your Story — October 21, 2012
  4. The Long Road Ahead, Part Two — October 17, 2012
  5. Some Self-Reflection and NaNoWriMo — October 17, 2012

Author's posts listings

Nov 13

NaNoWriMo Update 1


Hello all! I write to you from the evening of Monday 5th November (I announce this as there’s a delay for post moderation), and am sitting at a healthy 10,915 words. My first few days have been reasonably smooth, if not quite as productive as I would have liked, but I’m well on target with …

Continue reading »

Nov 02

Lights, Camera… Action!

Clapper Board

OK so that’s more for films, but I couldn’t resist the cheap pun. So you have set the scene, your characters have learned their lines, and now we come to what they actually do; the big, important bit of the story. Unfortunately, it’s the aspect I have the least affinity for. When editing, I tend …

Continue reading »

Oct 21

Talking Up Your Story


OK, this week I have settled on dialogue over action because, I believe, dialogue is my strongest of the three elements and I have more to say on it. Is it more important than action? Well, probably not, as you can technically write a story without dialogue but not without any action. I was brought …

Continue reading »

Oct 17

The Long Road Ahead, Part Two

Metrica Province

We ate a light breakfast and set off on our own way soon after the asura. I felt bad at first, leaving the burned houses of Cathal behind and hearing of the damage at Falias Thorp, but it did not make sense to linger, or take Caelan closer to the Nightmare Court bases hidden throughout …

Continue reading »

Oct 17

Some Self-Reflection and NaNoWriMo

OK, I half-wrote the planned blog post on dialogue. I was just going to preface this with some notes, excuses about the stall in Eilidh’s latest chapter, and some info on what I’ll be doing in November, but these preceding notes grew until I made the executive decision to make them their own blog post.

Continue reading »

Older posts «

Skip to toolbar