To recap for those of you just joining (and there are growing numbers of new visitors each week), I will transition Ryndaria.com to consistent twice a week posting. Posts will come Monday and Friday.
Mondays will be devoted to discussing what I am doing. I will review other independent and budding authors' works, as I read them. I will talk about painting miniature figures like the one to the right. I will share the things I learn about writing, blogging, and social networking. Mondays are my opportunity to share and let you know a little about me. I also hope to learn more about you, through comments below!
To kick off the new format, this Monday I will have a review of Richie Earl's "The Legend of Finndragon's Curse." Richie is also the founder of "1000 Worlds in 1000 Words," a great new blog that showcases the first 1000 words of independent authors' works. I highly recommend you check it out, if looking for more great indie fiction.
Fridays are all about the fiction; the stories. In the past, I posted random short stories as they came to me, but they lacked any formula or consistency. To correct this, I took a wonderful course offered by Holly Lisle on "flash fiction." These stories, of 500-1000 words, have a consistent structure the course teaches. The course also helps writers organize their thoughts in order to write a story like this.
Thanks to Holly's amazing course (which you can find here and which is free!), I will write flash fiction stories about the world of Ryndaria and post them here each Friday. I hope to give you insight into this war-torn world through these stories.
I have five stories nearly complete from the course. I don't want to give too much away, but the characters of the stories are:
- A war-weary frost giant general
- A hungry dragon
- A failed thief
- A tired elf
- A king under siege
One final item. You may have noticed some minor changes to the blog setup this week. I want to create a blog that is simple and easy to navigate. I appreciate your comments down below if anything is not working correctly or is difficult to navigate.
Please comment below, or say hi on Twitter (@Ryndaria). I do my best to answer every comment and tweet that comes my way.
Thank you, as always, for reading.