Announcement! This site will undergo various visual changes throughout February 2021. All pages and posts will be available during this time, but visuals and links might not work. Please bear with me while I revamp it, and I hope you stick around for the writing ranting and short pieces.

Join me on my writing journey from confused newbie to published author. I’m still working on the published part but have several WIPs. In the meantime, I’ll be sharing my writing experience as well as the helpful advice I’ve received and picked up so far on my Writing Ranting blog. I’m also on Discord as LoveFantasyNovels#0367. My group, “Writing Ranting With Others” isn’t just any writing group. It’s for all kinds of writers, especially those who are feeling discouraged or finding it hard to share. Feel free to reach out and chat about the good, the bad, and the ugly side of writing.

After a series of vivid dreams several years ago, I decided to turn them into a story. Since then, more dreams have become both short stories, and some have become novel outlines. I have various novel ideas and outlines just waiting to be written once I’m done with my primary WIP. I like to work on one main WIP at a time while dipping into others when I need a break. Check out some short stories on my Dreams of a Fantasist page.


My first project was a pentalogy. I drafted the whole thing until I had over 500k+ words. After learning more about writing, I realised it was too big of a project for a first-time author. I decided to work on a standalone, which is about to go through its final edit after various critiques and beta readers. See teasers of my WIPs on my Novels page. 

Keep up to date with my ranting via my posts. See below for the latest rants.

Enjoy…


The Mechanical Beast

Check out more from my Dreams of a Fantasist collection. This is silly and fun and based on something real that I’ve made fantastical because I see the fantastical in the most mundane things. Can you guess what it was based on? In the wild, I am the huntress. I prowl the black and grey […]

Take Flight

Another story from Dreams of a Fantasist. The title was inspired by Lyndsey’s track, but the story is a Fantasist original. I run through the battlefield, dodging swinging swords as I go. My weapon long lost, the balance tips further in their favour. Blooded ground stretches out before me until it meets dark mountains beyond. […]

Pearlescent

A little poem from my random Bursts of Words collection. I once had a collection of pearls in an iridescent shell. Each one contained a piece of my heart. Some I wore on a necklace when I needed them while others were safe away from the cruel world. They shimmered in the sunlight and brought […]


Stranger in My Brain

Enjoy another piece from my Embracing Darkness collection. There’s a stranger in my brain. She let herself in a while ago. I asked her to leave, but she wouldn’t. Now, she sits there all comfortable with a smug look on her face. She used to stay out of my way, someone in the corner of […]

Planner or Pantser?

There’s this age-old argument over planning and pantsing a novel. Honestly, who cares? What’s more important is that writers find a balance that suits them. I keep saying that writing is your creativity in words. Sometimes, you gotta let the words flow until a story takes shape.  It’s easy for many writers to say “Plan […]

When Darkness Falls

Enjoy another piece from my Embracing Darkness collection. There is so much light that it blinds me, burning my skin like the midday sun. It comforts me and wraps me in safety like a blanket of warmth. I grew in this light like evergreens feeding off the sun. Always there to pick me up when […]

For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday

The With Love collection is for the special people in my life. They say good things come in small packages, but your heart is forever growing. Your heart can hold immeasurable love and beauty. Your heart can keep you going when life tires you. Your heart can light your path when darkness falls. Your heart […]

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait!

In writing, waiting can be good or bad depending on what point you’re at. If you’re waiting for that perfect idea to strike or for the “right” time to start writing that novel you keep talking about, then ask yourself if writing is really your thing. Sure, story ideas don’t magically come to everyone, but […]

A Fantasy in Darkness

Check out more from my Embracing Darkness series. Darkness consumes me in its obsidian, a welcome relief from the blinding light of day. It wraps me in its coldness, and I let it. A black veil draws closed another day, and here, in my stillness, I have only myself. I am free, yet Darkness traps […]

Writing Ranting with Others!

Join my Discord group and rant about writing with others. @LoveFantasy#0367 Writing is scary. Sharing your writing is scary and confusing and chaotic sometimes. I have a small writing group on Discord called Writing Ranting with Others. It’s not the usual kind of writing group. The main aim of the group is to support and […]

Happy Caturday!

What does this have to do with wiring? I hear you ask. Not much. Just me sharing my sometimes helpful, sometimes unhelpful writing assistants.  Let’s start with Tiger Lily, my first cat I had on my own. I got her two weeks after I moved into my flat, and the only reason I waited that […]

Morning

A beautiful morning poem by my friend Aby. Enjoy… Morning shrugs over the horizon Drags rays through pine and oak Mumbles birdsong through the wind And I stand awed Morning Image by FotoWorkshop at Picabay.com.


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