Monthly Archives: July 2010

Background Notes: Part 4

These are background notes for the Amnar webserial. They aren’t essential, but some people like to know about the world behind the story. 1. Sadarin, and the dragonmasters Dragons in Amnar break down into two groups: dragons and dragonlords, which … Continue reading

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Amnar Serial: 4. The Message

Cosai and Maali emerged from the corridor together, into a banqueting hall that was suddenly full of people. The long tables were now packed with students, trainers, Nas Ashca staff of various stripes and ability, all busily eating breakfast, talking … Continue reading

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How to Write: 1. Getting Started

After a conversation with a friend starting out writing, I’m going to do a series every Thursday offering advice on writing for people getting started. As far as I’m concerned, there are no hard and fast rules to writing (other … Continue reading

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Background Notes: Part 3

Continuing a series of background notes to accompany the Amnar serial. 1. Senior Master Watcher Lev Lev is in his forties and has been a watcher (doctor) all his life. Watchers train at the Am Rune Academy, although they do … Continue reading

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Amnar Serial: 3. Lev

Lev, Senior Master Watcher and currently in charge of the Nas Ashca’s largest infirmary, sat in his office with his feet resting on the edge of the desk. Cradled in his arm was a breakfast that involved large quantities of … Continue reading

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Flash Prompt 1: The Staircase

Welcome to the first Monday Prompt… Remember, you can use these prompts for your Friday Flash, or not. If you use the prompt, let me know in the comments. This photo is by me, and you are welcome to put … Continue reading

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Scrivener: Managing a fictional universe in one space

You know what would make me very happy indeed? If there was some way to get the contents of my brain, the entire world of Amnar, out there somehow, without the need for arduous years of me writing it all … Continue reading

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Background Notes: Part 2

As part of the serial I’m writing, I’m also providing background notes. Experience has taught me that people want to know more about the world of Amnar, and I’m more than happy to oblige. 1. Maali For those who have … Continue reading

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Fabulous Flash Award

I woke up this morning to find that P.J Kaiser has honoured me with the Fabulous Flash Award. She’s a great writer and runs the TuesdaySerial weekly flash, which I’ve been deluging with Amnar work since… this week. She also … Continue reading

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Friday Flash: The Problem With Gavin

Gavin had a problem. Everybody could agree on this, although they’d probably argue the toss over what the problem might actually be. There was definitely something the matter with Gavin. His mother, standing at the kitchen sink and peering out … Continue reading

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