Control your story background: use a Wiki

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 6/20/16 5:00 PM
Ever since the decision to focus on an Epic Fantasy book as my next writing project I have been busy writing down background information for this project. World history, persons of interest, timelines, that sort of thing. In the past, I've written down these notes either using a paper notepad, or as a big comment block at the start of the novel's LaTeX source file (I
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Offspring-induced blog schedule interruption

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 6/16/16 3:00 PM
For the past two months (I think?) I've been trying to follow a more rigid blog schedule, to avoid large periods of non-activity. This has been going swell so far, except for the past week. The thing is, last Friday my partner gave birth to our first child: my son Jasper. Both mother and child are doing well, though I'm sorry to say I won't be posting any pictures here.

As you can no doubt understand things have been a bit hectic since then, and following my blogging schedule has been
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Shower playlist addendum

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 6/6/16 10:00 PM
Last Friday I posted my shower playlist, a bunch of songs I often listen to while taking a shower that help get me in the mood for writing. I was reasonably sure I hadn't forgotten any of the songs. Turns out I was wrong. I missed no less than three of them, so here they are:

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The shower playlist

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 6/3/16 11:00 AM
I love taking showers. In addition to the usual benefits like getting clean I find them incredibly relaxing, and they often help me clear my mind, and fill it with fresh ideas. I think that time spent in showers has contributed significantly to my stories, and many of my better story ideas came into being during a shower.

Now, I've also stated that music plays a big role in helping me get into the right state of mind. Enter the Bluetooth Shower Speaker:

https://www.jeroensteenbeeke.nl/images/bluetooth-shower-speaker
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Addendum to yesterday's post about my next writing project

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 6/1/16 3:00 PM
As I announced yesterday, my next writing project will be an epic fantasy book, the earliest ideas of which date back to 2013, when I was still writing Hunter's Chosen. As I mentioned, I'm currently also in the process of revising Incursion, the 6th Unbound book, which will probably be released first (though I just sent it to the alpha readers and
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