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    December CSR Feature: The little Prince that turned into a Beggar by Georgie DHainaut

    By Cia

    This is supposed to be a month of magic, and tall tales, and so why not a little story that reminds me of the old stories? Enjoy this short fiction by Georgie DHainaut in between all the holiday hustle and bustle, or just because if none of that is for you!  The little Prince that turned into a Beggar by Georgie DHainaut Length: 4,664 Description: An”old”  fairytale, but one with a true and modern background in many a real life A reader said: Very nice story. Long enough

Dune - Adventures in the Imperium

I don't focus entirely on fantasy in my inspirations for world building.  I picked this up to explore some of the deeper side of the Dune universe.  This is a very nice book in quality and imagery.  It's interesting how different authors put together their worlds and make them work.


Myr in Books

MDBCs 15 Nov 2022

November 15th 2022 - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) America Recycles Day (United States) Christian feast day: Abibus of Edessa Albert the Great Blessed Caius of Korea Didier of Cahors Francis Asbury and George Whitefield (Episcopal Church) Blessed Hugh Faringdon Leopold II

Mythic Britain & Ireland

I supporter this one on Kickstarter as I have an interest in the mythologies associated with Britain and Ireland. (Scotland too).  This is another RPG, of course.  I'm using as an inspiration for more Irish/British mythology monsters.  This is an interesting book with some cool artwork. worth checking out if you deep diving into different world building inspiration or gaming.


Myr in Writing

GA's Newest Signature Author: Dodger

Please join the Author Promotion Team in congratulating Dodger as GA's newest Signature Author! @Dodger has been a member at GA for more than 10 years and is best known as the author of the very popular The Cockney Canuck. But don't forget his other stories, such as A Soldier's Guide to Single Parenting which is this month's CSR story. Have a read and then share your thoughts on Monday 28th November! Congratulations, Dodger!


Graeme in Announcements

MDBCs 14 Nov 2022

November 14th 2022 - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Anniversary of the Movement of Readjustment (Guinea-Bissau) Children's Day, celebrated on the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru (previously on November 20). (India) Christian feast day: Alberic of Utrecht All Saints of the Carmelites All Souls of the Benedictine family Barlaa

Starfield in 2023 - I'm still Hopeful

I strongly suspect this game will be driving my interest desire to write sci-fi. It was originally supposed to launch on 11/11/22.  They missed.  Of course, I'll have to beat the game first.  And yes, I suspect a Bethesda game to have some bugs.  You saw some really big bugs in the trailer, though they looked like the variety that are supposed to be there as alien creatures. Anyone else looking forward to this game?


Myr in Gaming

Featured Story: The Purple Door

With the weather changing with people looking to more indoor activities up north, why not consider a home renovation? Aditius from the Review Team did up a great review for the November Featured Story which may or may not have a home renovation in it. Enjoy!     The Purple Door by Valkyrie Reviewer: Aditus Status: Complete Word Count: 5,616 November is the perfect month for a ghost story when meadows are shrouded in fog in the morning and it gets colder and darker, a

MDBCs 13 Nov 2022

November 13th 2022 - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: Agostina Livia Pietrantoni Brice of Tours Didacus (Diego) of Alcalá Eugenius II of Toledo Frances Xavier Cabrini Homobonus John Chrysostom (Eastern Orthodox, Repose) Quintian of Rodez

Hogwarts Legacy -Gameplay Showcase

Hogwarts Legacy is coming in Feb 2023.  I can't of a game I am more interested in right now except, maybe, Starfield.   It looks like you'll really be able to customize your look in the game.  This video has only increased my interest.


Myr in Gaming

Weekly Wrap Up (Nov. 6 - Nov. 12)

In case you are wondering why we have two blogs up featured at once, don't continually hit your refresh button to try to make one disappear  Or am I the only one that would do that? I remember back in the olden days, when a author would generally post a new chapter on the same day of the week around the same time of day, I'd sit there constantly hitting refresh until I got the new chapter  This was back in the eFic days long before even the idea of post dating   Now where was I? Oh, so due


wildone in Weekly Wrap Up

MDBCs 12 Nov 2022

November 12th 2022 - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, also Doctors' Day and Cultural Renaissance Day. (Republic of China) Christian feast day: Arsatius Astrik (or Anastasius) of Pannonhalma Cumméne Fota Cunibert Emilian of Cogolla Imerius of Immertal Jo

Book Review: Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale

Charles is the apple of his mother’s eye, born in Cornwall just after the end of the First World War. He becomes the focus of his mother’s life after his father dies from TB. But Charles does not want to be a “mother’s boy” and when war breaks out, he leaves his claustrophobic life in Teignmouth, enlisting in the navy as a coder. The title of this novel has a double meaning and Patrick Gale uses both of them with skill and breadth. Charles is a boy raised as his mother’s sole outlet, the so

Drew Payne

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Character Interaction

Character Interaction Not long ago, I was talking about my love for working with ensemble casts in my stories. It’s something that I really love to engage in as a writer, and it sort of fleshes out the world that I’m working with. I mean, even if you happen to be a fan of video games, you might remember way back when it was just your character on the screen trying to complete some kind of quest or whatever, and a horde of enemies trying to stop you. But video games have evolved since then. W

Pirate Compaign Compendium

Pirate Campaign Compendium is another gaming resource but this time to the dangers of traveling on the high seas in a fantasy setting.  This is just another book in my vast collection that I can reference for those "at sea" stories in the queue.  The artwork is also nice.  Cheers to world building, and ahoy matey!


Myr in Writing

MDBCs 11 Nov 2022

November 11th 2022 - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Birthday of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck (Bhutan) Children's Day (Croatia) Christian feast day: Bartholomew of Grottaferrata Martin of Tours (Roman Catholic Church), and its related observances. Menas Mercurius (Coptic) Søren Kierkegaard (Lutheran Church) Theodore the Studite November 11 (Eastern Orthodox l

Showtime 2022

My big writing news this month is that my short story “Men Online in the Local Area” has been published in Showtime 2022. It is about Harry, a young man living in East London, who is finding building a new life in his new home difficult. Superficially, it is about the ups and downs of using dating apps, but its real subject is about how a big, busy city can be a very lonely and difficult place to form new friendships in. This anthology, Showtime 2022, is special to me because I am one of th

Drew Payne

Drew Payne in Writing

Remarkable Cults and Their Followers

Another gaming book that I use as inspiration is Remarkable Cults and Their Followers by LoreSmyth's JVC Parry, Jeff Lee, and RP Davis. Every fantasy world needs a bad guy and every bad guy needs a cult.  This is a great inspiration for different ways you can put things together.  More fodder for world builders.


Myr in Writing

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