Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with books like “The Left Hand of Darkness” and the Earthsea series, died on Monday at her home in Portland, Ore. She was 88.
That time is here, and I have an inviting discussion.
Last week I rekindled the weekly discussion conversations with other bloggers. However, it did not thrive as it previously did so I thought – start on something smaller and quicker for people to engage and comment. (more…)
A while ago I started a discussion forum with fellow writers and readers every Tuesday.
I am going to resurrect this concept as I believe we all have similar interests and belief but sometimes we cannot find the space for it.
For a while I have been observing my views and where they come from.
In one of my older posts I thanked my followers and I still am very grateful for the people that are interested in my literary journey but I’d like to know,
Where are you from?
There is a reason why I haven’t posted anything for a while.
I am in Tasmania with my family for my mother’s 60th birthday.
I have limited internet but to follow up on one of my recent posts.
I will begin to post the participants soon. Thank you to all that were willing to participate.
Thank you 😊
I finished the draft of my first novel!!!
I couldn’t be any more excited and proud of myself. Four months ago I started my book and this what it looks like now; 5 A4 books and 2 A5 art diaries.
I don’t have a title for it. There are a few I wrote down but until I am 100% sure I will leave it as Untitled.
For those that seem the light is far away, don’t give up ✌️😃 — ￼feeling proud.
#Fantasyfriday is here.
I know it’s Saturday but I was exhausted yesterday, and I forgot to post it.
Here it is and I hope you enjoy it.
and here are all the previous installments!
Happy reading and please leave feedback, (constructive criticism is never taken personally) like, or tweet if you enjoy it. Thank you.
‘What does she mean by next test?’ I questioned Santhara in the arena’s seating.
‘Three elements of test,’ She answered, walking into the fighting pit.
I was still one with Iureth; she waited for my next command.
‘How do I become me again?’ I wriggled my waist, trying to detach myself. Iureth’s tail whipped back and forth, slamming into the wall.
‘Hey!’ Santhara yelled. I paused and noticed the damage I had done.
‘The same way you morphed, within your mind,’ she answered, climbing over the scattered debris.
This weeks topic:
Write what you know.
At first, I thought it was referring to the genre. I know and love fantasy so I’ll write fantasy.
The more I have written, the more I have uncovered layers to this statement.
For me I have found, it isn’t the know of genre to write, it is the themes within the story. Whether it is fantasy, romance, thriller, mystery, fiction or non-fiction.
The themes of love, family, relationships and coming-of-age. These are the things I know, the things I have experienced.
I could amend the original statement, and suggest
Write what you have experienced.
For discussion, comment the themes you have experienced?
Is this how you interpret the original/ amended statement? Or was it something completely different?
If you think someone has an interesting point of view, invite them or share this post to them.