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Kim Wedlock

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Kim Wedlock is an adult fantasy writer with a passion for magic, villains, plot twists and sour characters. After first being alerted to the wonders of fantasy by the Lord of the Rings, she has since indulged an undying love for creating fantastical worlds, with a mind for her somewhat contradictory interest in natural sciences.

Inspired now by folklore, science, villains and sarcasm, she's completing the final book to her trilogy, The Devoted, and already planning new worlds, magic systems, creatures and peril. Find her on Patreon, too, while she works on free monthly short stories.

Kim lives in Bristol, England, with her husband, and is often found lifting barbells or glued to her laptop. Chocolate and video games rank high on her list of b
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Kim Wedlock I've found this to be a real problem. Writing is my work and my hobby, so I don't really care to do anything but. Unfortunately, it's easy to over-wor…moreI've found this to be a real problem. Writing is my work and my hobby, so I don't really care to do anything but. Unfortunately, it's easy to over-work and hit writer's block because you just don't think about anything else.
My advice? Find another hobby. I've tried pushing through writer's block and I always end up either writing drivel, or only actually turning out one paragraph in a week despite working on it flat-out.

However, I've found that if I take one afternoon off to do something else - go out, read a book, or play a video game - my mind gets cleared and I find it much easier to make progress. And it generally only takes me a day or two to get over it.
A walk gives you the opportunity to get back out into the world, and it gives your brain the chance to unravel from the knot its tied itself in to, as well as ultimately work on the problems in your writing that you may not be aware of, or have been staring at too closely to be able to see a solution.
Reading a book or playing an RPG or some such gives you a whole knew smacking dose of inspiration by looking at someone else's creativity - or, in the case of games, a whole team of people's creativity.

Ultimately, I find taking an afternoon out for a video game to be the most helpful for me - but everyone is different.(less)
Kim Wedlock An oldie but a goodie: practice makes perfect.
I've been writing since I was 12 - seriously, I've always had a story on the go. And while my first piec…more
An oldie but a goodie: practice makes perfect.
I've been writing since I was 12 - seriously, I've always had a story on the go. And while my first pieces were woeful, it could only get better. In the end it was passion and enjoyment that kept me going with it, and over the years, my skill has improved. It has a ways to go, I'm sure, but as with anything: consistent use and practice WILL lead to improvement.

Also, ask people what they think when they read your work, ask them seriously, and be prepared for the worst. It's easy to write a 600 page book. It's the hardest thing in the world to put it out on the market.
And if one of your friends or family tells you something negative, don't shun them for it - encourage it. You'll never improve if you refuse to face your mistakes, and you'll never flourish if you can't accept criticism.
But remember: criticism on writing skill is one thing. Criticism on a story is another. Just because 5 people enjoy fantasy, it doesn't mean ANY of them will enjoy the same book.

And one other little thing I do: when I'm working on the plans for a new book, well, it can take a very long time. During that time my writing ability will get very rusty, so I've found it helps to write short stories while I plan. And, better yet, if I write them about some of the characters I've already established on paper, such as visiting a moment you've already written into their past, you help to give that character's history more foundation as well as the world you've created, and when it comes time to begin writing your book, you'll have recovered your voice and you'll have already 'met' your characters.(less)
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Casting Runes

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       The mocking cackle of crows drawled hollow through the leaden air. Its breath ruffled ashen leaves, stirring the iron scent of blood through banners that hung silent in glory and horror. The smell of smoke moved stiffly behind it; burned trees, burned flesh; corpses caught by the last wandering flames.
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