Author Archives: Raula

About Raula

Hello everyone, I am a twenty-something indie author and this blog is used to (occaisonally) discuss the turmoil of creating, editing and publishing a novel in this modern day. My latest project is a medieval fantasy, with lots of court intrigue, sword fighting, sex plays and backstabbing. My characters come at the centre of every piece of fiction I write because it's their troubles and choices that we can all relate to. The lavish settings and historical details are just trappings. If you are interested in this type of fiction, or you just want to share your writing journey with someone, by all means follow my blog.

Dealing with depression

I haven’t made a blog entry in I don’t know how long. This past year I’ve adopted a one-track mind focused entirely on working hard and earning money. I’ve ignored all my creative instincts and shut down my ’emotional’ intelligence, … Continue reading

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Run along…

Ok, so I’ve decided that blogging just about writing isn’t going to motivate me to blog, since it’s only one part of my very busy life. So I’m going to chuck in talk of Insanity classes, dating men from the … Continue reading

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Going ‘indie’

I have spent a lot of time reading through articles online and what people are saying on the forums, and I’ve finally conceded that I should have a go at self-publishing. I say conceded because for many years I’ve held … Continue reading

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A trip to Belgium

I haven’t managed any creative writing in over a week due to a four-day trip to Belgium over this weekend. It was fantastic: saw the battlefields at both Ypres and the Somme and came back with lots of great ideas … Continue reading

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Dusting off the pages…

I’ve had a productive literary morning. It started with writing a new chapter for my project, which took me to the end of my notebook. I need to get on eBay to order a new one since this novel insists … Continue reading

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21,930 words…

It’s a fair amount. 5,000 words more than my undergrad dissertation but woefully less than I had hoped to write this summer. At least my type up is completed now which means I can get on with the business of … Continue reading

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97 scribbled notebook pages…

  I’ve decided to resurrect this blog (again) to talk about my latest literary venture. I’ve made the rather uncanny decision to have a go at self-publishing, since I live by the mantra of trying everything at least once (apart … Continue reading

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