Some thoughts on humour, music and smells.

It's a bit of a grey, overcast day here in Edinburgh so I thought I'd blog about something to lighten the day up - humour, music and smells. Why? They can add depth to your writing. However, all have to be appropriate otherwise it will 'jar' with the reader. Humour:  Here's ...
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Varben – an introduction

For those who have not yet read 'The Kold Kronicles, Book 1: Discovery', Varben are the life-partnered morphing soul weapon that Sylvern and Shadow use when in combat.The Varben came about as I began to write some of the fighting scenes. There was a need for a weapon that was somehow different ...
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The Kold Kronicles – weaponry

Readers of The Kold Kronicles, Book 1: Discovery, will have noted that Sylvern and Shadow tend to prefer bladed weapons when they fight.  Varben can morph into projectile weapons of any kind as well as the variety of bladed weapons preferred by many of the main characters.  It's also obvious ...
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The Kold Kronicles – its genesis

It's interesting reading why some authors write what they do or even why they feel the need to write.  Some have something to say; others want to make a difference; and quite a few mention that the book demanded to be written.  Invariably, it's a mix.  I have to admit that the main ...
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Violence always has a cost…

I know I am not alone when I looked on in horror at what happened in Paris on Friday, 13 November.  The violence was as extreme as it was obscene and all in the name of a perverted view of a faith-based belief system.  Others, so much more eloquent than ...
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It’s a funny thing…

The art of writing a book, and it is an art, (I'm not saying art-form), is to make sure it's coherent and consistent.  One of the things I've learnt in writing the first Kold Kronicle book is that if you don't make sure it is, it just jars.  When going ...
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