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The genre of stories

Edit: To those answering ‘Crossover’ please clarify if it should be best targetted as Adult crossing down or Childrens’ crossing up… Current Mood: 😕curious

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Climate scientist, I am!

My parents have come visiting me this weekend – it’s my mum’s birthday tomorrow, and my concert too. They actually arrived earlier than expecting, and seeing as my meringues for Sunday were still in the oven at a ‘barely on’…

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Cautiously, one foot forward…

I have recently registered with Critique Circle and uploaded my first story there. It’s up for critiquing on the 22 November as I still try and find my way around the site. It feels right to try out this critiquing…

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Damn!

I’ve just discovered that I have inadvertently given Hanna Katla’s mother the same name as one of the alfar characters – Eyrún. And of course I can’t even get round it with a global Find&Replace to get me out of…

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Revisions, revisions


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I have now revised the first two chapters of Blood & Fire. Or to put it another way, the first 25 pages. I could say 6% – but which ever way I put it, it does sound like a pathetically…

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Five years in the making

Conceived in August 2001. 105,745 words; 385 pages; 250 days in the writing; 5 years in the making. Blood & Fire is finished. I’m pleased, and I’m bereft all at the same time. I want to go back and read…

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I am Hanna, and Fenrir is my book

Hanna steps closer to both of them, holding the alfar sword in both hands. She must kill one of them and be free, but which one? She breathes fast looking from wolf to god; from god to wolf; she lifts…

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And so we come to the final chapter


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Which, in fitting Thomas style, is to be told in flashback as the final cataclismic events unfold. And then… I’ll be done. Current Mood: creativeCurrent Music: Írafár – eldur í mér

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Endgame


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And so it came to pass: 103,142 words later I reach the final chapter, but is there still another death.     Current Mood: productiveCurrent Music: Vanilla Ninja – Tough Enough [Ambient Mix]

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A death is near


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Slowly Erik draws his weapon and passes it across to Helen. She takes it, and pulls the blade back across her palm, slicing her skin, and watches as blood ebbs out. “Helen no!” Ben leaps forward and pulls the dagger…

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The penultimate chapter


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“And it’s down to me,” Helen looks up, her eyes bright and blue. She is firm and decided, “I have to finish what I started.” 100,146 / 100,000(100.1%) Okay, well I did always say that the hundred thousand thing was…

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The Blood of Solveig


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“I know that you say you are Gunnlaugr,” answers Hanna, equally determined, “And I know that Gunnlaugr is simply a corruption of Gangleri. Gangleri the walk-weary?” Gunnlaugr laughs off Hanna’s words. He gathers his companions together and takes a step…

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Too close for spitting now


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I’ve just killed an innocent bus load of people in that were in the path of the jökulhlaup, and Ódin is crossing the Bifrost. Need I say any more…? 98,130 / 100,000(98.1%) Current Mood: productiveCurrent Music: Vanilla Ninja – The…

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The Final Words


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I still have the dramatic endpiece and cullmination to write, of course, however I now have a detailed map of how my novel ends. Very much a circle to have all the way around I think it is a nice…

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The windows onto the worlds converge


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And as they converge, so the final ending becomes so much closer; so much more real a thing… 93,508 / 100,000(93.5%) Current Mood: productiveCurrent Music: Vanilla Ninja – RockstarzCurrent Location: Oxfordshire

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