Storytelling is inherently a fantastical process. Whether interpreting true events or coming up with something entirely fictional, imagination is a necessary part of the process of creation, but how far a story strays from reality is something every writer (or indeed creator of any kind) needs to consider when crafting a story. Today is Halloween, Read More
It has been a long time since I’ve been here – life has a way of interrupting one’s healthy pursuits – and now it’s been several years of absence not just from Narratess but from pursuing some of my dreams as a creator. I am, of course, not the only one who has suffered stagnation. Read More
Today, Raven fires off a quick stream of consciousness about being inspired by things that might draw scorn (or worse).
Next month, Raven will be releasing The Second Book of Varr – “The One-Eyed Queen” – over at Chronicles of Tyria. Today, we have excerpt from the first chapter.
November means NaNo for writers. It means longer hours, harder work, and the reward at the end of the 50,000 word tunnel.
This week, Raven looks at the other side of the coin and why it’s okay to not do NaNo (and other such things).
In this week’s ‘Ello Beastie, Raven talks about a somewhat gross monster he invented for one of his stories: the fleshy, oily, Apocryphan.
In the first “‘Ello Beastie”, Raven talks about the monster he designed for his Chronicles of Tyria story, “City of the Chimera”.
Raven sometimes has to travel a lot, and today he talks a little about how he stays productive on the move and touches on the most terrible amount of time to wait for anything.
With one of his favourite people surprising him with artwork of one of his characters and Camp NaNoWriMo right around the corner, this week Raven presents another excerpt from an upcoming piece in its raw, unedited state.
There’re countless methods to provoke dread and unease in an audience, but today Raven talks about three key things that unnerve him and why – the things that feel inherently wrong, that get under his skin in all the right ways.