As the penultimate sneak preview of Eleri's Kingdom, I would like to offer you a quick guide to the royal family and their courtiers. The RoyalsFerdinand d'Elysia: Eleri's paternal grandfather, the first King of Asile, granted power from the Sun. Ferdinand led the magician factions in the Dark War against persecution from humankind. Upon winning the … Continue reading Who’s Who?
It's day 18. We have less than two weeks left of Camp NaNoWriMo. I thought I'd check in with you to see how you're all doing and share how I've been getting on. In all honesty, it's been tough. My word count is barely shifting and I've hit a bit of a block. This will … Continue reading Over halfway there!
My blog is a whole month old! A month of writing tips, notebook obsessions, book loving, and the introduction to my serial: Eleri's Kingdom. In the past 24 hours I have seen plenty more of you join the community and become acquainted with my little corner of the internet; welcome to all of you! So … Continue reading One month later…
In other words, why I spent hours mapping, researching, and designing Asile. This is the country where Laila was born and the kingdom Eleri will one day rule. So why is it that I spent so much time and energy creating it, if all of Book One is spent somewhere else? Despite it being Eleri's … Continue reading Why I prioritised things I knew wouldn’t make the final draft
“Three young, handsome men have risked reputation and life to be chosen for these Trials, for a chance at your hand in marriage. Surely one of them can win your heart, too.” - Queen Olivia, Chapter One: Dark Attraction Francis Alexander A powerful Caeli magician with strong political links to the throne, Francis is the distant nephew … Continue reading The Three Candidates
Today's post was going to generally cover reading, what I like to read, what I'm currently reading, and what my favourites are. Then my mother came into my room last night and informed me that she was embarking on a task she had never done before: re-reading a book. Her TBR pile is bigger than … Continue reading To re-read or not to re-read
I'm serious. One of my favourite aspects of YA Fantasy novels is the map. Books such as Maria V Snyder's Study, Glass, and Healer series, Sarah J Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses series, and Rachel E Carter's Black Mage series, all feature beautiful maps. I also aspire to be able to draw my … Continue reading Your Writing Shouldn’t Be All Words
“I was really hoping you wouldn’t be like they said.” He fell back onto an old chaise longue, crossing his legs and placing his hands behind his head. “And what did they say?” I stood awkwardly in my place. “That you were sheltered, uneducated, but wickedly powerful.” He picked dust from his trousers and flicked … Continue reading Eleri’s Kingdom: An Introduction
It's true. I have an obsession with journals, planners, notebooks, pretty much anything that includes lined paper bound together with a pretty cover. And trust me when I say that it is all about the pretty cover. I recently noticed that people seemed to be enjoying my Instagram posts that featured my notebooks, so I … Continue reading I’m Lizzie, and I’m a Notebookaholic…
It's almost here. I have been given my cabin assignment, I've packed my bags, and I'm ready to write! Camp National Novel Writing Month (otherwise and hereafter known as Camp NaNoWriMo) is an online writer's retreat where you can work on your project in the middle of your hectic day-to-day life. You announce your project, … Continue reading Packing for Camp!