Meet the Mainiacs: Shinichi Samejima

Last But Not Least… Me: Okay, okay, Shinichi, we need to give Laura a chance to get revenge… uh… I mean, introduce you. Shinichi: *puts notebook away* Laura: Thank you. Well, kochira Shinichi desu. Shinichi: *visible surprise* Laura: 😎 One of my other Japanese friends taught me that. It means, ‘This is Shinichi’. Anyway in case you haven’t already deducedContinue reading “Meet the Mainiacs: Shinichi Samejima”

Meet the Mainiacs: Laura Hamilton

(This is the third in the series… for context, start here 🙂 ) Featuring: Laura Hamilton, the costume-, mischief- and match-maker of ARCHIVE, Shinichi Samejima, an ex-ARC-researcher, and me, their author. 🙂 I promise these two have important roles in the plot XD Me: So do you two know what’s going on? Laura: Yeah, LuckyContinue reading “Meet the Mainiacs: Laura Hamilton”

Meet the Mainiacs: Amber Elkhoury

Picking up where we left off, with Lucky needing to prove something and Amber slightly nervous about where he’ll take her introduction… Me: *still laughing* ok ok ok yes, Lucky, you can introduce Amber now it’s your turn go. Lucky: Good. Time for revenge. Well, this is Amber. Amber: *tries to stop laughing and listen*Continue reading “Meet the Mainiacs: Amber Elkhoury”

Meet the Mainiacs: Lucky Holmes

Welcome to a strange little corner of my brain, inhabited by made-up people and almost-humour. While I take a break from thinking over Christmas, please enjoy getting to know the main characters (or mainiacs, as I call them) from my novel, An Experiment in Time and Memory! Featuring:  Me, the author who has a strangelyContinue reading “Meet the Mainiacs: Lucky Holmes”

The best writing tool you own

What tools do you use for your craft? What do you write, or sketch, or compose on? I’m so tech-reliant these days. When I was a child, we had a two-hour screen-time limit per day, and honestly, I can’t remember what I did with the other hours! Now that I use my computer for work,Continue reading “The best writing tool you own”

Four (more) things I’ve learnt while editing my novel 

Wow, has it really been four more drafts? (Has anyone been keeping count? Because it might have just been three… I can’t remember anymore @_@)  Amidst procrastinating the ninth (I think?) draft and wondering if this thing will EVER be finished, I’ve learnt a lot about writing and editing from An Experiment in Time andContinue reading “Four (more) things I’ve learnt while editing my novel “

A Lesson in Vivid Descriptions from Captain Phoebus

Descriptions are so hard. It’s hard enough getting all the important details down (including the ones I just take for granted as being there), let alone drawing my audience into the setting, making them feel like they’re in the world with my characters, caring for the same things.  And once I feel like I’ve finallyContinue reading “A Lesson in Vivid Descriptions from Captain Phoebus”

Five Composing Tips for Newbies

I struggled to love my music in my first year of my Bachelor of Composition. It took months for me to be happy with the music I was hearing back from my computer, but when I did, I loved writing music again. Here are some tips that I learnt from my teachers and my ownContinue reading “Five Composing Tips for Newbies”

Five Writing Tips for Newbies

I have to admit, I feel unqualified to be giving writing tips. I’m struggling to think of some (and this seemed like such a good idea two weeks ago…) and feeling called out by each of them XD. But these are the tips that have, I think, helped me the most so far. I hopeContinue reading “Five Writing Tips for Newbies”