NaNo Day Eight: Trust the Story
Or, how I found my killer in the middle of a sentence in chaper five. (Or was it six?)
NaNo Prep Checklist
What else will you need to get through this November in one piece?
Noveling Archives And What (Not) To Do With Them
Getting ready for NaNoWriMo 2019, I’ve made the dubious decision of opening the “Noveling Backup” folder in my Drive, and I’ve even started reading an unfinished novel from 2011 I couldn’t remember almost anything about, other than the MC’s name (it’s one of the better ones from my writing past, duh). At the exact same…
The Importance of Reaching 40 (k words)
You don’t have to be a superperson. Nor a fast typist. Nor a ‘professional’ writer, whatever that even means…
Third Book is a Go!
Must have bullets! Must have bullets! Must have… argh, no. I’m writing this on a bleary Friday morning from my favourite couch in Rijeka, Croatia. It’s the second-to-last day on the week in the year when I tend to get overworked the most (a children’s books festival – fun times). My left knee is out…
From Enemies to Lovers: a Sequel Story in 6 Acts
I’m almost a full week into my first ever sequel (if you don’t count short story cycles – I first did those in primary school), and I’m kinda sorta actually getting hopeful and having fun? The trick is – I’m writing it for the second time. I’ve had a few thousand words written in it…
Awards, Deadlines and Cosplay, Oh My!
Since I’ve put the blog on hiatus for an innumerable amount of months (can you even use that phrase in this manner?), do excuse me for having forgotten how to write a blog post altogether and do enjoy yet another listicle composed of deeply personal impressions which may have nothing to do with the real…
30 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years So Far
Thirty years used to be more than a lifetime a few centuries ago – but it still sure feels like one today. Partially to honor some great people whose birthday life lessons I’ve loved reading in the past few years, and partially to add to the circus that my birthday weekend’s become this year, here…
Ready to Rock and Howl in 2015
The beginning of a year, no matter what the number on the date says, is a time of introspection, obsessive coin counting and great and wonderful plans for the 12 months, 52 weeks, 360+ days ahead. And while people tend to view larping as your regular geek hobby, let me say – larpers are notorious…
Surviving the Experience of Running a Pervasive Larp (5×5 #7)
New month, new Monday – new compilation of 25 hints, tips and tricks about larping. Before we dig in, though, let’s just keep in mind that I’ve only played two pervasive larps so far and co-GMed one (Astra Larp) – so this is definitely just a start. Still, while the Astra experience is fresh, I…