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This board features updates for my science fiction novel series Ariadne.

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo 2016 starts tomorrow, November In this challenge, I have to write a word novel in 30 days. National Novel Writing Month, Science Fiction, Jay, Novels, Challenges, Reading, Words, Sci Fi, Reading Books

NaNoWriMo 2016!

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo 2016 starts tomorrow, November 1st! In this challenge, I have to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. But will I ...

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No Man's Sky and Worldbuilding

As an author, I get my inspiration from many places. No Man's Sky has given me plenty of inspiration for worldbuilding. I talk about that in this video. Also...

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Ariadne Stories from A to Z

Last year, I participated in the A to Z Challenge, and for that challenge, I wrote a very brief story about a person who lived on Ariadne for each letter of the alphabet. It grew into something bigger than I imagined it would. It became an actual story and sets up the first novel a…

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Accidental Genre Change

Have you ever planned a book or several books, and everything is going smoothly, and everything is falling into place, and then something happens that takes you by complete surprise? That just happ…

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Real and Fictional Geography

I think it’s about time I get started on this. I’m going to be showing you both real and fictional geography at the same time. What does that mean? First of all, I’ll be working o…

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August 2015 Update

It’s been a while since my last update, but it’s been a busy few months. Long story short, we’ve been dealing with immigration for my wife’s visa in Canada, and have decided…

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Journey to Ariadne – Part 3: Dilemmas

May 21, 2163 Ariadne Project Mission Control Hellas City, Hellas Basin, Mars Paolo read the report for the third time. The news agencies on Earth confirmed it, an attempted coup on the ruling government. However, it had been crushed. People were desperate. I shouldn’t read bad news in the morning, he thought. He turned…

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A Slow September Leads to a Great October

Journey to Ariadne is going to have a good month. I have submitted Part 3 to Critique Circle for critiquing after doing some editing. I’d had a brief delay thanks to a lot of things going o…

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Flash Fiction – Hope from Despair

I wrote this short scene for the writing course as self-portrait assignment. I was given two choices, to write in the first person or as a narrator. I had to show a person’s desire that cou…

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A Planetary Neighbourhood for Ariadne and Earth

With my recent posts about choosing a star and creating a planet for world-building, I thought I should flesh out the planets around the stars that are near Earth and Ariadne. Think of it as alter…

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World-Building Wishlist

As you may know, I love world-building for both science fiction and fantasy. I’ve done it for Ariadne, and will do it for a fantasy project of mine. But my focus is on Ariadne. There are a f…

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Photo Fiction: Palm Trees in the Snow

“I’m being transfered,” said David Martin. “I see,” responded his wife, Beth. The blowing wind filled the silence, while the snow on the palm trees emphasised the chil…

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Doing Art for Ariadne and More

If you read my story for the A to Z Challenge, you may remember the art I did for the first couple stories. I found it a little difficult to maintain that, since some of the stories were kind of di…

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March 2015 Progress

It's a new month, and progress is happening. I've been doing a lot of behind the scenes things recently, not just writing. Parts 4 and 5 of Journey to Ariadne have been finished, of course. But part 6 is proving to be an interesting one to write. It may be a bit controversial, but we'll…

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January Update

Welcome to January, and a resolution to do a lot of writing this year. My schedule for the month is quite simple. Write for 15 minutes every day. While I don't always stick to it, any time I miss, I try to make up the next day. As a result, I'm writing at a faster…

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December Update

I’m a couple weeks late in doing an update for December. Honestly, it slipped my mind. But here’s what happening for December. No schedule at all. I don’t think December is a no…