The Opening…#TWDOA


Chapter One

Rivers of Time

Luna sat at the navigation console, her hands working feverishly as
she looked up at the enormous holographic star map that engulfed
the space around her.
“Haven, are you sure this is the right system? We can’t afford to
make any mistakes now. We have to find him.”

#TWDOA ~ Draft Complete!

white-dagger-finalI have finally completed the first draft of my upcoming fantasy novel, ‘The White Dagger of Albathon’. In truth it was completed about 2 weeks ago but ‘life has happened’ and I was distracted from being able to update the blog.

Now starts the process of ensuring the grammar is correct, that the words flow from the pages and that the story is free from contradictions within the twisting plot of this fantasy tale.

A couple of areas of the novel may also benefit from adding more detail for the reader and so as the editing process begins I expect the size of the novel to increase slightly.

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Artwork for #TWDOA

white-dagger-testI had a day off work today (lucky me) and decided to try and make an icon for ‘The White Dagger of Albathon’ (TWDOA). I’m not an artist but I am capable of rudimentary work in various drawing apps and I know my way around photoshop pretty well.

So I set to work trying to produce something striking, yet elegant and perhaps something that could become a recognisable icon for my creative writing, and TWDOA in particular.

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A clear road ahead #TWDOA

Leadenham Morning

I have around 6 weeks left to achieve my target of completing the first draft of my novel (by the end of November). When I woke this morning I didn’t jump straight out of bed, it’s saturday after all, but instead just lay quietly in the hope of getting a little more sleep. It was just after 7am and my mind was already busy thinking of stuff, a head full of stuff that wasn’t going to be particularly productive to my day, or anything else for that matter. So I made the deliberate effort to start thinking about ‘The White Dagger…’.Read More »

Contemplation and Imagination

14-05-2514-05-25DSCF7843-EditWriting a fantasy novel seems to involve a series of stops and starts. Your characters reach a critical point in the plot and you just don’t have the answers to what comes next flowing from your fingertips. My solution is to leave things alone for a while (maybe days) and just quietly contemplate…Read More »

The White Dagger of Albathon #TWDOA


When my better half bought me an iPad pro for Christmas, I was delighted and could envisage so many ways that it could help me with the website and my photography. Just over 6 months later I can certainly say I’ve put the tablet to good use but never imagined that I would start to write a fantasy/sci-fi novel. It must be the creativity within me as I’ve always had a vivid imagination but in truth I’m not particularly fond of writing and have never been one for reading books, let alone writing one myself. Read More »