Monthly Archives: May 2013

Absolute Focus

Juggling between work, family, computer games, movies and writing may seem like Herculean tasks but you’ll just have to grit your teeth and push on. Not to mention struggling in sweltering temperatures here. Just like you place obstacles and conflicts for your characters to overcome

After completing Lost in Wonderland and publishing it I thought I would stop writing for a while and put word count out of my mind. Then I realise that momentum is the key. If I stop now, then I’ll just make more excuses to not write.

May the those who perished in the tornado ravaged Oklahoma rest in peace.

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Deus Ex Machina Duo

Ah, the “All-powerful God from the machine”, analogous to the Author hacking away on the computer .

How most writers at one point are guilty of cooking up a plot line so convoluted that they do not know how to  effectively come up with a satisfactory conclusion to their story. They then commit the great crime of “Oh, to blazes with it!” and just sneak in the most contrived solution, end it with a quick epilogue hinting of another sequel and then popping*  the champagne.

* Amusing that I had type an ‘o’ in place of the second ‘p’ earlier. I think this feat could be accomplish if one consumes enough sparkly which I suppose renown scribe D. Brown will be suffering from once sale of Inferno reaches a million.

Just to share with you readers the plot of my fantasy YA novel I’m working on. Comments are welcome. I will talk about it more in future posts.

“A 15-year-old student, suffering from a disease that gives her heterochromia, goes about her ordinary humdrum life in a present day metropolitan city. The girl, Megan, gets herself in a situation where she was about to warn her mother of an oncoming bus when she is whisked off to another world. She arrives at a College where girls learn to shape magika spells and boys train to fight with blades to be their Protectors. Concern for her mother coupled with denial of this non-reality, make her long to return but she realises she is stranded. She becomes a student initiate to blend in and finds out later that the one who brought her here is the all-powerful enemy of the land who has the ability to open doorways to other planes of existence, including one that is inhabited by demonic entities of utmost evil. The only one preventing the enemy from conjuring the worst and annihilating the world is an ageless child, the head of a religious order. It is dying and telepathically communicates its desire to meet Megan. She sneaks out of the College with her only real friend to find the ageless child. Maybe the child has the answer to how she could get back home. Aided or hindered by the Chantresses of the College, she instead finds herself embroiled in the fight between good and evil, where the line between friend and foe is blurred. At a pivotal point of the tale she is faced with the choice to defeat the enemy of the land and save its inhabitants or return to the uncertain fate of her mother.”

Leaving you with another song straight from the Elysium Planes. Thank you for reading.

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Deus Ex Machina

XL Recordings Sampler 2011

XL Recordings Sampler 2011 (Photo credit: fabricio™)

Hello everyone,

I’m an absolute  blogging noob. And I must admit I can’t write well off-the-cuff but I feel the need to share with you great people out there.

But then there are so many topics of interest that one can blog about. Where to begin?

Decision, decisions.

Perhaps some tips on how I get inspiration to write.

In the age of quick gratification you might think that, and you are right, that writing a novel it is time consuming and energy sapping. But after all that slogging you will see that the rewards are well worth it. The satisfaction of putting ‘THE END’ on the last page could literally bring out tears of joy.

My main inspiration is from music. A haunting melodic tune that never fails arouse emotions in me.  I’m going to leave you with this song to whet your appetite for further posts.   Thanks!

Deus ex Machina (Liv Kristine album)

Deus ex Machina (Liv Kristine album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Persistence to Write

I’m no master of the English language but to get the story out to young minds, I have to strive to be the best I can be.

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