Posts Tagged 'liveblogging the writing process'

Just call me Ines Arancia because…

I have now composed a few lines of poetry about Thedosian herbs because Metis needed something to recite.

Fun times in Fenhawke fanficcing, folks. Look for it in chapter 19 which is soon to be proofread and posted.


Oh joy I’m alliterating again

Sometimes even intentionally. Okay, I do like alliteration. I just don’t always intend to do it, but I still end up with sentences like:

It is too much, this teasing glimpse of memory flash-flooding the confidence so carefully cultivated in his years on his own, now reinforced in Hawke’s regard.

He avoids her at first, realizing upon reflection that running out as he did has hurt her.

Snippets from a drabble for FenHawke Week, not from Warriors. 🙂 To be fair, the second sentence was alliterated much more intentionally than the first.

Maybe I read too much verse translation of Beowulf in my youth. And Tolkien.

Hurray for the Plotty Notebook

My plotting notebook really is magical, I think.

I’ve been pondering over what to do next in Warriors Such As since I finished chapter 17, and it was mostly of the “Come on Thayer, come up with a plan already!” type of writer’s block. Looking at the outline in my google docs for the story did not help. Thinking on it, and asking writer friends, did not help.

Sat down to start brainstorming in the notebook, the type where I just start randomly writing down anything that could apply to the plot point I’m trying to solve. Five lines down, and I know what I’m going to do! At least, the general idea; it will take some refining and then of course the actual story writing, but the notebook wins again.

Apparently I just brainstorm best with a fancy notebook and green pen in hand.

Inspiration strikes in the oddest places

Oh yes, so remember a while ago when I couldn’t remember the word I was thinking of (it turned out to be paradox) so when I finally remembered it I wrote a drabble in commemoration? And then I did so again when I couldn’t think of the word placebo?

The latest word I couldn’t think of was barricade. So it looks like I need to write a fic for that…


7/7/7 WIP Challenge

Was tagged again for this by @spirrum a while ago but have just now got to the seventh page of the next unpublished chapter, so now I have something to answer with!

The rules are as follows: Go to page 7 of your WIP, go to the seventh line, share seven sentences, and tag 7 more writer-bloggers to continue the challenge.

Tagging, no obligation: @broodywolf @quinnlocke @glyphron @lyriumrebel @loquaciousquark @w0rdinista @vertigosight and anyone else interested!

This snippet is spoilery if you haven’t read through chapter 14 of Warriors Such As, so here follows a cut. Proceed at your own spoilable risk.

Fenris considered finding out just how well recovered his markings were, but the extra guards and his lack of any other weapon, as well as the fact that they already had Metis fastened into his restraints, stopped him from any rash attempt at escape.

Then Licinius, raising his staff, motioned for Fenris to be brought close. Feeling the ropes cut away from his wrists, he tensed, prepared to be returned to restraints himself, but the magister had other ideas.

“We must be sure the markings are done exactly right this time,” Licinius said, beckoning Fenris closer to Metis’ table. “I want you where we can see you most easily. Right there – stop. Yes, that will do.

And because that’s not even that great a snippet, I’m going to cheat and also give a bonus seven lines from page 5, because I like this bit better. 🙂

And he began to speak of pain. Slowly at first, halting, overwhelmed himself at the memory of the torment he had long struggled to put behind him. But it became easier as he went on, the warmth of his father beside him a reminder that his purpose was to spare Metis the same panic he had felt at the first bright flare of pain from the brand on his skin, the first white wash of pain from the lyrium bonding to the burns, the mad rush of pain overwhelming his thoughts, flooding his mind and crowding out his dearest memories. Fenris grasped at Metis’ own tactics and found the strength to explain it all calmly, academically, observing from time’s distance the unspeakable trial he had gone through and finding it possible to speak of it after all.

And by the end, his father’s head leaned against his shoulder; for which of them the comfort was meant, Fenris was unsure, but it was enough for them both. Bound hands prevented Metis from working any magic, but Fenris could feel the lyrium in his skin listening to the magic in his father’s blood, as if waking from the sleep induced by the magister’s potion upon them both.

Magic. Fenris tensed again and said, “Promise me one thing, Metis?”

New Year’s Eve: Time to write!

Last day of 2015! My introverted self is happily not going out, spending it quietly at home writing Fenris and Metis out of the pickle I’ve gotten them into. Or maybe into greater pickles. Time will tell. Will 2016 be pickle-free? I doubt it. Anyway with luck there will be one more Warriors Such As chapter before the new year!

I’m doing it again…

The alliterating without meaning to thing. Wherein I look back on what I’ve just typed and find sentences like these:

Somewhere in this place, Fenris was in the clutches of Metis’ old master, a man who could not even imagine the concept of mercy unless it were sweetened with more mercenary motivations. And once again, Metis was too late.

“No,” he whispered, brushing aside the first frustrated tear and forbidding its fellows to fall.

I think Cole is trying to help me write.

Guess I’ll take it…?

Blogger Gatherings!

Click the button for reports from the 2010 Spring Blogger Gathering, hosted by Linett of Nimrodel!

Berethron of Brandywine hosted the 2010 Summer Blogmoot.

The Winter Blogmoot was held on December 4, 9 p.m. EST at the home of Telwen of Silverlode.

Next up: The Spring Blogmoot of 2011 shall return to Nimrodel with Tuiliel (Whart, aka user-1027520) hosting! Linett is looking forward to another local moot!



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