A – Z… April?

Ok, so I found out about the A-Z April thing a couple of weeks too late. How do I remedy this situation? Easy: I just have to do it in May! So, starting on May 1st and hopefully running every day through the month except Sundays, I shall be throwing up SOMETHING onto the blog, … Continue reading A – Z… April?

Writing 101, Day Three: Committing to a writing practice

I'm not entirely sure how to go about following the instructions here. According to Writing 101, I need to write about the three most important songs in my life. But of course, now I'm told to write about them, I can't even think of three important songs, never mind the most important. If I write … Continue reading Writing 101, Day Three: Committing to a writing practice

Writing 101, Day Two: Setting description

The rain tumbled down from the dark grey clouds, lightning flashing and thunder rolling. It poured from the eaves of the buildings in Queenstown, and poured from the thatched rooves as it did the beards and cowls of the people forced to walk the streets. On days like today, when the sun barely lightened the … Continue reading Writing 101, Day Two: Setting description

Writing 101, Day One: 20 minutes of freewriting

His eye jolted open at the sound of a distant screaming. His arms and legs were cold, his clothes and hair stuck to him with water. Saltwater and gritty sand covered his lips. He didn't know where he was. Razir had fallen asleep in his room at the inn, exhausted, fresh into port. He didn't … Continue reading Writing 101, Day One: 20 minutes of freewriting

Writing courses, Linux courses

I've decided to sign up to the Writing 201 course over at the Daily Post. It's focussed mostly on editing from what I can see, but there's some workshopping in there too. I'm debating working my way through Writing 101 as well, starting this weekend. I should be packing for the move, but I'm sure … Continue reading Writing courses, Linux courses

Story of a Young Bushi: My first impressions of L5R (written circa 2006)

(Originally published December 1st 2006)Otaku Kiyomaro saw to his family's horses. They would need to be prepared for the spring and the long ride home.The Winter Court of this Lion clan stronghold had been largely uneventful. Peace reigned, families met, clans exchanged words which would no doubt lead to fighting come the following autumn, a … Continue reading Story of a Young Bushi: My first impressions of L5R (written circa 2006)

Walker

(Originally publish October 15th 2006)Walker strode along the foggy quayside. In the darkness, the warehouses slowly loomed out of the mist towards him. Occasionally he would stop, look around at the empty dark grey, and then continue on his path.He reached the end of the quay and stood by the guardrail, looking down below himself. … Continue reading Walker

The Oppenheim Irregular

(Originally published May 7th 2007)Oppenheim. A city by the sea. From above, it would no doubt appear as a gnarled mass at the mouth of the Oppe, but no one living within it would regard it as one whole.To its residents, Oppenheim is two cities. The city of the poor, the Lowtown, is filled with … Continue reading The Oppenheim Irregular