Writing The First Draft

REMEMBER SHADOW OF THE WICKED is available on Amazon. Read the FREE preview below and get your copy today!


Now that Shadow Of The Wicked is complete, I have been working with my editor for my next novel, To Wield The Stars (if you remember me talking about it) to be published by OMAMPublishing. But while I was waiting, I have had the feeling to fall back into the Three Kingdoms (Shadow Of The Wicked) world and do a full featured novel and possibly series to explain a lot of the lore and history.

So on my on Instagram I posted that I have started that series. I’m not sure what the title will be but I have a grand plan for it to be epic and grim. However, writing the first draft has always been the most daunting part of writing a novel for me.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

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I am excited to annouce that The Ink Owl blog has nominated  me for the Summer Sunshine Blogging Award!

Thank you to for the nomination!

It’s always incredible to find followers and readers that enjoy my writing.

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Ursula K. Guin, 1929-2018

Ursula K. Guin

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.

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Discussion Tuesday

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1368585667l/1629945.jpgThat 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…)

Tuesday Discussion

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.

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Place of Origin

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?

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Hobart, Tasmania

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.

The questionnaire.

I will begin to post the participants soon. Thank you to all that were willing to participate.
Thank you 😊 

#DWTSmith #hobart

First novel finished! 

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.

#DWTSmith #accomplished

Burimen Brothers – Part VII

#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!

I,     II,    III,   IV, V and VI

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.

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