Weird wordification. You’ll want.
Dear reader, Today’s wordification talks about the gentle care that many users of the English language display when addressing something that you want. Most of the time you don’t even know that you want it, but they’ll point you to it. It’s a mode of expressing that I have mostly encountered in North America. The […]
Nanowrimo and a few questions.
Dear reader, If you’ve visited my site / blog more than a few times you’ll be aware of this mad phenomenon called Nanowrimo. National Novel Writer’s Month. The crazy scheme to write a novel in one month, being November. Today, as I was walking down some stairs and up some others, I suddenly realised that […]
Snow White Revisited revisited.
Dear reader, If you have read this book before, you may encounter a few slight differences in the current version. The text has been cleaned up, the spells have been checked (thank you, Hilda and Barbara), and also… the seven dwarfs have new names! I discovered that Snow White’s name is free to use for everyone […]
Wizard checking in – about trees and Ents
Hi folks, It’s me again, William the Wizard, all the way from Fairyland. I’ve decided that this world and your world have something in common: not everything is what it seems. And the worrying thing is that this goes for here more than for there where you are. At least you folks can rely on something being […]
Suppose you were able to visit Hilda and William…
Dear reader, Yes, this is a serious question. Suppose you were able to visit the dynamic duo of magicals and their cats, brooms, the talking house and perhaps even Babs. What would you ask them? Where would you like to go with them? Is there anything else you can think of to do, say, ask […]
Weird wordification – Ranch Dressing.
Dear reader, You may know my habit of doing odd things with words. Today I had an encounter with an expression that probably every American citizen has encountered (and many more people around the world as well). Ranch dressing. These words appeared with someone holding a bowl. Immediately I wondered if that one bowl […]
Wizard checking in
Hi folks, Some of you may have seen that I somehow managed to get through to this world through Hilda’s crystal ball. Not knowing more or better I put up a few bits of information on another weblog. But then the impossible happened! Our scribe came to visit! Yeah, we’re still shocked and stunned about […]
A writer and the environment
Dear reader, Not a usual topic perhaps for a site on book-writing and all that comes with it. Still there is a reason for this article, because an environment is important. For instance, can you imagine a series of desks and hard-working people in the image on the left? For most people it’s probably the […]
The plotting pantser, or how a non-planner writes down plans
Dear reader, Sometimes the impossible becomes possible. I just reached a point in a story where I really didn’t know which side I had to turn. There were too many involved groups of people handing me too many possible outcomes. This doesn’t happen often, so I was thrown out of my own loop. This, I […]