Tag: fantasy

#ThursdayAesthetic (2): Dreams

#ThursdayAesthetic (2): Dreams

It’s time for another #ThursdayAesthetic for my current WiP, which I’ve nicknamed Crossover, as not only does it involve crossing dimensions, but it’s also a genre mashup of sci-fi and fantasy. #ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:    Dreams What does your MC want most? What’s driving them forward? Nova is working on board a spaceship with a team of scientists who are searching the galaxy for an Earth 2.0, a new home for humanity. She dreams of being one of the first to discover a beacon […]


#ThursdayAesthetic (1): Setting of my Crossover WiP

#ThursdayAesthetic (1): Setting of my Crossover WiP

After following the hashtag #ThursdayAesthetic on Twitter for a while, I’ve finally decided to take part. So today I’m sharing an aesthetic for my current WiP, which I’ve nicknamed Crossover, as not only does it involve crossing dimensions, but it’s also a genre mashup of sci-fi and fantasy. I still haven’t decided on a real title. #ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:    Setting Crossover starts on a spaceship, but the main setting is the planet Aura, located in an alternate universe. Aura […]


#atozchallenge Reflections 2018

#atozchallenge Reflections 2018

Another A-Z challenge is over and those of us who took part are left feeling a little exhausted but hopefully proud of our accomplishments. If you’ve just completed the challenge, give yourself a big pat on the back. Don’t forget to complete the after survey and add the upcoming dates to your calendar. I really enjoyed the challenge this year and I do feel a big sense of achievement because I had such a lot going on in April, yet I committed and saw it through to the end. It’s now time to reflect on what went well, what I […]


An A to Z of Alice in Wonderland (Master List) #atozchallenge

An A to Z of Alice in Wonderland (Master List) #atozchallenge

For those of you who enjoyed my A-Z theme of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass last month, I have compiled a master list of all 26 posts. Be sure to look out for my reflections post which will be coming later this week.       A is for Alice B is for Bill the Lizard C is for Cheshire Cat and Caterpillar D is for Dreams E is for “Eat Me” F is for Flowers G is for Games H is for Hatter I is for Imagination and the Impossible J is for Jabberwock K is for […]


Z is for Zombieland and Other Retellings #atozchallenge

Z is for Zombieland and Other Retellings  #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and “Through the Looking-Glass. I can’t quite believe that today is the last day of the challenge! I’ve really enjoyed doing all the research for my posts this month. Do look out for my reflections post later this week. For the letter Z (another tricky one) I’ve decided to share some info about Alice in Zombieland and some of the other retellings. I’m guessing most people reading this are familiar with the various TV and […]


Y is for Youth #atozchallenge

Y is for Youth #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and “Through the Looking-Glass. For the letter Y, I’m going to discuss one of the core themes of the Alice books: youth. Alice is just a young girl when she first enters Wonderland and through her adventures, Carroll shows us the challenges she faces as she grows up into a young woman.     Quotes “But then,” thought Alice, “shall I never get any older than I am now? That’ll be a comfort, one way – […]


X is for Xenization #atozchallenge

X is for Xenization #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and “Through the Looking-Glass. We have reached the dreaded ‘X’, probably the most difficult letter in the whole challenge. It wasn’t easy to find a word that fit the Wonderland theme and I had to do a bit of research, but I finally came up with Xenization. Xenization is a 19th century word meaning “the act of travelling as a stranger, as if for the first time”. It usually invokes a sense of […]


W is for White Rabbit #atozchallenge

W is for White Rabbit #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and “Through the Looking-Glass. There are quite a few things I could have written about for W: Wonderland, the Walrus, the White Queen, and so on. But I decided to focus on The White Rabbit. He’s an important character because he is the very thing that leads Alice to enter Wonderland in the first place.     Quote “So she was considering, in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot […]