Posts by Castle

Sydney, Australia

Castle’s Note:Looking at some of my files, I accidentally stumbled to this travel article I’ve written a long time ago. This is my first attempt at travel writing, after my family’s trip to Sydney. This was written around 2014-2015. A CITY OF MAJESTIES WITH A BACKDROP OF OPPULENT STORIES There are times in our life…

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The 20th Hour—records are meant to be broken

            So today I set a twenty hours of straight writing. I broke my record last year of writing 18 hours straight in one day, which happened several times. I didn’t intentionally set to write twenty hours today. It’s not even on my once a week schedule to write more than ten hours. But it…

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Books I Read in 2018

Looking at my read books for the year of 2018, I concluded I read a lot of entertaining and great books. Most of them are wonderful, some are not. Almost all of them are fantasy. Favorite series for 2018: Mistborn Original Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson Standalone Favorite: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay Nonfiction Favorite: Mastery…

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My 2019 New Year’s Resolution

           I know New Year’s Resolution is something people do and make to have something excited about the New Year. We’re all aware that whatever necessary changes we want to make won’t necessarily echo throughout the year.  But still, it’s all worth the hype we make in ourselves, even though it’s just a few days…

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Heavy Rains on the 30th

            So today is the last Sunday for 2018 and tomorrow will be the last day for 2018. As the year closes, I find myself in my usual routine. Out of the house to write more than ten hours, though today I left a little late than usual. Instead of five in the morning, which…

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The Boredom

Boredom Writing is boring. I just wrote a short novel before I started editing Stars II. This blog is not about Stars II nor this novel I just finished recently but rather on why I started writing a new story and the amount of time it took me from editing Stars I. Stars I have…

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Documentary: Stars Series, “Stars Standards” High Fantasy

          I’ve been hearing from many writers that the average time span to write a book is six months. I wonder if this is real or not. I hope it is. For two months since the start of February and now, to the end of March I have been heavily revising and editing the first…

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Documenting Magnus Opus

The Documentation So, I’ve missed logging in journal tracks here. I really get lazy writing blogs, but that doesn’t mean I’m not writing, especially novels. Actually, only novels. I had replaced Bo’s Coffee for a new one and though I missed that place, the usual ambience, familiar music and some familiar faces, it was time…

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Writing my First Non-Fiction Book

So, I succeeded in forcing myself not to write any first drafts fiction. I was not scheduled to write any first draft and I’ve been telling myself that for months now, but I just can’t help it. Now, I succeed in not writing first draft. I’m scheduled to join a class, where I think we…

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My Messy Revision Style

I have nothing to write here. I’m so lazy to add something in this blog. I didn’t really used any creative juices today because I’m editing for the whole day. But anyhow, let me just share you some of my revision styles. This is not my whole process and I still struggle with revising/editing/rewriting side…

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