Posts tagged writing process
The four truths about writing, and life, that helped me kick creative self-doubt in the ass.

I think by far the hardest part of my job as a writer, an author, a blogger, a graphic designer, and all around tiny midget unicorn in general, is creative self-doubt. I’ve always been self -conscious about my work, but ever since I got diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and my sense of identity and purpose was rattled to the very core, I realised it was becoming a real problem for me…

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The top 5 things you should consider when building fantasy locations

get asked a lot by readers, who are slowly turning toward becoming writers and published authors, about how I build my locations. With the worlds in The Kristy Nicolle Fantasy Infiniverse being so large, and interconnecting, this kind of world building needs a specific type of finesse and care that other genres such as mystery or satire might not require.

So, I decided to give you the top five considerations I make when creating the worlds that so many readers have enjoyed swimming/flying/running through.

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Outlining- A Brief Guide

Outlining is the cornerstone of many writer’s creative processes, mine included. And while some people like to wing it (to any pantsers out there, I salute you) I have been a plotter, and always will be, especially when you consider the scale of the project I’m working on. Outlining for me is crucial, and if I do it right, it saves me a shit ton of work and brain power down the line when I’m trying to focus on an individual scene. So, let’s have a look at the parts of my outlining process and how I have managed to craft the stories which you guys praise so highly.

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Forging the Phoenix- Creating Sephy Sinclair

Few of my female heroines have received as enthusiastic reception as one Miss Sephy Sinclair, and the way she occurred to me wasn’t entirely usual for me process wise at all. So, I thought today we’d take a look at how exactly she came about and what makes Sephy the character readers of the Ashen Touch Trilogy know and love.

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