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#IWSG Surprise, surprise!

This article is for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The goal of the support group is to share doubts and concerns, and reassure other writers who have struggled by offering assistance and guidance.

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day where we post our thoughts on doubts and the fears and how we triumphed. There are other authorls listed who share their writing journey and I encourage you to visit their amazing blogs.

Location, location, location

When an idea comes forms for a story, the setting is crucial, and there may be numerous locations in the book. My Servant of the Gods trilogy has multiple locations as the main character, Evan, moves through the narrative to complete the quest of the gods. The same applies for my novella series, The Coin of Time: the main character Nik, travels to Europe in search of a mystical coin and learns his grandfather is kidnapped. Both characters live in Perth, Western Australia, which I have written about: Perth, Evan’s home and Perth from above, and you can check out the photos posted of my home city.

#IWSG Taking risks

This article is for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The goal of the support group is to share doubts and concerns, and reassure other writers who have struggled by offering assistance and guidance. The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day where we post our thoughts on doubts and the fears and how we triumphed. There are other bloggers listed who share their writing journey and I encourage you to check them out.

Acts of inhumanity

As a follow up to my previous blog post Secret Societies, this next post is on Neo-Nazis. Instead of writing about them, I’ve created an infographic. It’s short and the content was part of my research for my new novella series The Coin of Time. I must admit, researching about the Nazis and the rise of Neo-Nazism was and still is confronting.

Secret societies and the search for magical artefacts

I’ve held a long fascination with secret societies, covert intelligence and the psychology behind such organisations, and the people who are involved and invest chunks of money into these groups. When researching, it’s like a labyrinth, going one way then to more connections. There are many secret societies, some have been around since the Crusades, their organisations familiar to most people.

A number of these secret societies emerged from necessity, a place where likeminded individuals could discuss, explore and carry out inventions, such as alchemy, out of sight from the tyrannical chains and long reach of the church and state. Such ideals and search into what were deemed to be arcane and the work of the ‘devil’, gave way to incredible discoveries and breakthroughs into medicine, the sciences and arts.

#IWSG My favourite genres I like to read

I’ve joined Alex J. Cavanaugh’s The Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The goal of the support group is to share doubts and concerns, and reassure other writers who have struggled by offering assistance and guidance.

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day where we post our thoughts on doubts and the fears and how we triumphed. There are other bloggers listed who share their writing journey and I encourage you to check them out.

Move over Harry Potter, there’s a new powerful stone taking the lead!

Now, you must be thinking what this blog post is about and whether I’ve imbibed too much fermented grape juice. (Been there, done that, getting harder to recover… hic…)

All jokes aside, alchemy is the impetus for this article. Why the sudden interest in the ‘arcane sciences’? My upcoming novella series, Coins of Time, is about a family heirloom that has unusual properties and once was a stone.

The Alchemist in Search of the Philosopher’s Stone, by Joseph Wright, 1771 By Joseph Wright of Derby –

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