Mind Nuggets

Nordic folklore

In an earlier post, I wrote about scrutinising the tropes of the fantasy genre. Now that I've done that, one way I can move beyond tired concepts is to look for inspiration from different interpretations of, for example, fantastic creatures. Tolkien famously came up...

Going ‘political’

So it turns out I've found a soapbox. Some things are just too stupid not to address. *clears throat* It's interesting, really, what counts as political these days. Apparently, writing books* and making films about any other kind of human being than just one...

Fantasy: Outside the box

I've read that as a writer with a blog, I should blog about content rather than the writing process itself, unless I'm aiming to provide support and directions for other writers. Being a newly hatched and wide-eyed writer myself, I have no business telling other...

The infamous million words

A writer isn't really a writer until he or she has written, and discarded, a million words. Well, technically, they may be a writer, but not really a writer, if you know what I mean. I don't know who said those words first, or if it even counts as a quote, but it's...