I write, and I also run games.  The writing came first, but only because up until I went to university a combination of geography and lack of social skills meant that I didn’t know anyone else who was interested in RPGs and wanted to do anything more complicated than ‘I hit the orc’ / […]Read More Writing and Gaming: They’re Different
I don’t think they do, because those members of the cast who have any religion at all inherited it from a religious fringe group who revered a holy revelator who was born, I think, some time about a thousand years after humanity reached the stars. They must have some kind of winter festival, because it […]Read More Question of the day: do they have Christmas on Requite?
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Another deleted scene! This one was cut from The Maker’s Mask very late, and I’d actually thought I’d put it back into the book in one form or another, but apparently not, so here it is. Tzenni explains the Feud This bit comes between the first time Tzenni tries to repair the Retort and the […]Read More How The Feud Began
I’ve put up a deleted scene from The Maker’s Mask, in which Ligeia Boccamera negotiates an alliance with Mukhtar Prime. Some bits of this got cut out and used in the conversations between Ligeia and Karely in The Hawkwood War. It got cut for several reasons – it wasn’t really helping move the plot along, […]Read More Read a deleted scene from The Maker’s Mask
This time last year, I was manically writing fanfic for Yuletide: I think part of this was displacement activity because I was sick of sending the Digital Doorstop off and getting it rejected, and part of it was displacement activity because my husband was flying to New Zealand on Boxing Day. This year, I’m doing […]Read More New Requite-set short story
I am reading Robin Fleming’s Britain after Rome: The Fall and Rise, 400 – 1070 and really enjoying it. Part of this is because it’s full of descriptions of clothing. But most of it is that I am hugely attracted to reading about cobbled-together, makeshift societies, and to the details of trade webs and burial […]Read More Britain After Rome