All posts by Timandra

Seven secrets your mother probably never told you

So, I don’t know about you but I’ve been receiving a number of soppy “Love! Your! Mother! Already!” articles posted my way because I’m a mother, I guess and oh look! It’s Mother’s day soon. And

Read More

Why I don’t cast characters

Before I get around to writing a post about the actual characters in my fantasy series The Living Blade (working title), it’s time to ‘fess up. I guess most people like to think they’re original

Read More

Random short

So it begins. “Ha-ir!” “Ha-ir!” “Want hair!”   I’m still here, just busy. Here’s a little picture story instead of a post. *No plastic figures were harmed during this photo shoot.

Read More

Character casting Part One

In Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Chronicles of Middle Earth, the best thing was the chapter on Casting. (It’s half an hour, but go ahead and indulge!) Jackson discusses how crucial

Read More

Mash ’em, fry ’em, stick ’em in a stew – Ideas

So now you know what world view is inherent in your built story world AND you should have an idea of a plot structure, so something’s happening to your characters. What now? Now you think upon the lowly

Read More

The Hero’s Journey

Welcome to the new year … yeah, I’m a bit late. However, behind the scenes I’ve been working away and I’m sure you have too. Who cares about new year’s resolutions when they’re ultimately the

Read More