Effects of Environment

When world-building, the effects an environment has on a culture is fairly profound. For example, if the world has a fairly small star, the planet has to be fairly close to this sun in order to even be habitable. However, if the star is not particularly massive (a small star generally wouldn’t be), then the… Continue reading Effects of Environment

Life Update

Due to recovery from illness – despite that lovely trip to the ocean! – I am still planning the next set of blog entries. I try to do a bit of research for each, especially if they are focused on world-building, since providing evidence and/or resources is always helpful for a writer. My recovery however… Continue reading Life Update

Return from the Abyss

I have returned from vacation only to fall ill with a fairly serious virus that left me bedridden for several days. Because of this, I haven’t been able to update this blog at all. However, I hope to rectify this today, now that I feel well enough to go back to my studies! My adventures… Continue reading Return from the Abyss

Holidays

Here, where I live, the Holidays are finally drawing to a close. My Internet access has been chaotic, and I fear it will be even more chaotic as the beginning of January approaches. For a week and a half in January, I’ll be on vacation, thanks to the generosity of the friend who invited me.… Continue reading Holidays

Time to Communicate

Sometimes, when I’m in need of inspiration or just deep thoughts in general, I go to Writing Excuses. Today I focused on their world-building podcasts, and this one in particular caught my attention: Writing Excuses 6.13: World Building Communications Technology. One of the main points of this particular podcast was how the technological advances was… Continue reading Time to Communicate

Versatile

A few days ago, I received this award from a writing friend.  I’m surprised and  honored that he thought of me, and so I’ll play the game.  However, since it seems a bit like the blogger’s version of a chain letter, the blogs that I link in the final two rules will be a comprehensive… Continue reading Versatile

Procrastination and Writing

It is an art we all perfect.  We wander through blogs, reading various posts, and then jump to facebook to poke our friends.  Sometimes we peruse forums and post in threads, only to end up chatting with friends. Then, finally, we decide it is time. To end the procrastination and start writing. Do you ever… Continue reading Procrastination and Writing

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Connections and Patterns

As I studied for my finals today, I started to wonder about my creative process when it came to composing music and writing novels/stories. When I sit down to compose, I start with an idea. For example, in my Particles piece, I focused on the idea of representing quantum mechanics in music. With this idea… Continue reading Connections and Patterns