Post Archives from the ‘Kolchin’ Category



Restructuring Time & Sorrow

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I've restructured Time & Sorrow, fundamentally: The Dream-Cycle is now included in the longer piece, and so I've removed it from the website. I have, however, left the images. Time & Sorrow is now more what Ursula Le Guin calls a 'story suite', various stories, linked, but each with their own distinct tale and feel. The novella Time & Sorrow remains the centre piece, but Continue reading the story "Restructuring Time & Sorrow"

Come another year

Another year: another time when people often look to make improvements in their lives. I’m not one for New Year resolutions, though when spring starts to make its presence felt and the garden promises so much I am inclined to make plans, new ideas present themselves, and my energy levels improve markedly. I do suffer from SAD syndrome, so the past month or two have Continue reading the story "Come another year"

The Dream-Cycle

Although I've not posted anything for some time now, I have not been idle. I have worked on Time & Sorrow (including how best to present it - it is too long, I think, to place the whole text on this website) and completing The Dream-Cycle, which tells of part of Taru's early life (he is Continue reading the story "The Dream-Cycle"

Unhappy with details

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I had hoped to have progressed further with Time & Sorrow than has been the case. I will continue to post chapters on Wattpad, but any other form of publication is some way away. There are various reasons for this - three of the most important being: 1. I am unhappy with some of the images - primarily their relevance; 2. the various songs require further tweaking; and 3. Continue reading the story "Unhappy with details"

Time & Sorrow

I have put the first few chapters of Time & Sorrow up on Wattpad. These are not the final, polished ones, though I don't envisage any substantial changes. I am also in the process of putting some of the associated images up on this website, as well as pages for Continue reading the story "Time & Sorrow"

Getting side-tracked

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This is all too easy to do. I'm trying to concentrate on the follow-up novel to Voice in the Forest and In Search of the Best of All Worlds, but get side-tracked into the story of Nadja and Michael Raven; and then I get side-tracked further into developing the history of Orestol. I Continue reading the story "Getting side-tracked"

Apologies

There are certain things that are pretty certain to have me pulling out my hair - and trying to get dates straight - especially when they're not all in the same calendar - is one of them. While working on the story of Nadja and Michael Raven it became clear there are errors in Alentir's timeline; I have therefore amended the dates Continue reading the story "Apologies"

Integrated Text and Images

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Well, I've finally got the pdf of The Marquis's Destruction uploaded to this site. It is quite a large file and may take some time to download. I've been looking at integrating text and images to create a cohesive whole on-and-off for many years - I am after all a fan of William Blake - but have been frustrated by illustrated fantasy books; not Continue reading the story "Integrated Text and Images"

First Post

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I've had this website up and running for a bit now, and have finally decided to risk putting on-going comment on here. The static pages are more-or-less as I want them at the moment (though this will doubtlessly change quickly), so here goes with some more ethereal stuff. I have been working over the past few weeks on a new novel set on Continue reading the story "First Post"