Amber: Getting Into Trouble Since 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about my ongoing fan-fic for Chronicles of Tyria, but I thought it might be worth a mention today. My story over there is still going strong, and Amber – my asura thief – is still getting herself into an ever-increasing amount of trouble every fortnight. And when I think about what I’ve got planned for her over the next couple of months… Well, she’s in for quite a ride!

You can find links to Amber’s entire story HERE.

It’s also occurred to me that I’ve been writing this story since December 2012. 2012! I’m amazed it’s been so long, as the time has really flown by. However, there are now 30 episodes of Amber’s tale, which amounts to – at a rough guess – somewhere around 50,000 words of fiction. And it’s all free!

So, if you’re at all interested in Guild Wars 2, or indeed just free fiction (I don’t think the story is unintelligible for anyone who hasn’t played the game), have a look at Chronicles at Tyria. We’ve a whole wealth of excellent stories, which now include a web-comic and, as usual, a boat-load of videos and podcasts. And it’s all free, so what are you waiting for?

What Amber Did Next

It’s been a while since I last mentioned my writing endeavours over at Chronicles of Tyria, but I thought it might be time for an update. Amber’s journey has taken her all across the lands of Tyria, most recently to the wilds of Ascalon, and continues to throw up surprises – and more complications than you can shake a stick at! She’s had run-ins with Inquest, grawl and golems, not to mention travelling companions with shady agendas. But, of course, where would be the fun in a simple life?!

Chronicles of Tyria as a whole continues to grow in leaps and bounds, too. We’ve got a great selection of authors regularly contributing, with their stories really taking in everything the fabulous world of Guild Wars 2 has to offer. And, to top it all off, we now have a web comic! You can see the first installment here.

If you’re at all interested in fan-fic or Guild Wars, I hope to see you there.

Amber’s Journey Continues

Over at Chronicles of Tyria, my serial fan-fic about Amber, an asura thief, continues apace. We’re now up to Chapter 3, in which Amber may have lost the trail of her nemesis, but still manages to continually land herself in tricky situations! But, of course, where would the fun be in an easy life?

To catch up with Amber’s story, just click on the picture above to be taken straight to her profile page, with links to each chapter. And, whilst you’re at Chronicles of Tyria, why not have a look around? It’s a site full of great stories and great characters – you never quite know what you’re going to find!

Treading Water

I feel rather like I start every new post here at the moment with an apology for how long it’s been since the last post – life is busy, my writing continues to creep along entirely uneventfully, and I just don’t have much to blog about.

Rather than worry too much about apologies today, though, I want to point you instead towards my Fiction page, where you’ll find the links to the entire first chapter of the serial story I’m writing for Chronicles of Tyria. Not only that, but CoT is adopting a new posting schedule, which means new installments of Amber’s story will be appearing every second Monday.

So, my life may be a jumbled sequence of house-hunting, novel-editing, occasional blogging and all the other miscellanea, but I will still be writing – and if this site is starting to feel a bit empty, hop on over to Chronicles of Tyria via that link about and see what Amber has been up to. I can guarantee you, her life is a lot more exciting and filled with sword-fights than mine is…

‘Chronicles of Tyria’ and ‘An Indie Adventure’ Update

I’ve had limited time to blog here recently, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been entirely lazy, just that I’ve frequently been more active elsewhere. Today, I just want to do a quick round-up of links, and let you know what I’m up to when everything is quiet here.

Firstly: Chronicles of Tyria. My story about a snarky asura thief called Amber is well underway now, with part 3 having been released a couple of weeks ago (and part 4 just awaiting a few tweaks before it’s ready to be posted). I’ve also written a couple of ‘one shots’ for the site, one-off stories about other characters, this time around written to a holiday theme. You can find them all with the links below.

Chapter 1: Part 1 – The Golem, the Thief and the Interrogator

Chapter 1: Part 2 – Investigators Don’t Do Subtlety

Chapter 1: Part 3 – Infiltrating the Inquest

The Future the Pale Tree Shows (written for Valentine’s Day, but not as soppy as that would imply!)

A Wintersday Reunion (and my Christmas short, or ‘Wintersday’ as it’s known in the world of Tyria)

Secondly: An Indie Adventure. This is my joint gaming blog, which has admittedly been a bit slow to get off the ground. The problem with writing a gaming blog is that you’ve got to find time to actually play some games before you can review them, and that’s been increasingly difficult recently. However, my partner in crime has stepped into the breach: his first review, of the game Super Meat Boy, can be found here.

So, like I said, not entirely lazy, and I will keep posting here (although my other difficulty at the moment is that I’m struggling for time to write as well, and this has always primarily been a blog about writing). I’m hoping to get a long overdue album review up in the next week or so, and hopefully it’ll be back to my writing – or lack of it! – after that.

I’m Writing for Chronicles of Tyria!

I’ve been quiet here recently as I’ve been involved in a lot of behind-the-scenes preparation for a new project: as a writer at the Guild Wars 2 fan-site Chronicles of Tyria. To really get an idea about what CoT is, have a look at their site, but in brief it’s a small number of writers producing on-going GW2 fan-fic, alongside the occasional self-contained story. My story will focus on an asura thief named Amber, and whilst obviously it’s aimed at fans of the game, I hope the story itself will be a great read for fantasy lovers of all stripes.

My first post will be available to read at the site in the next day or two, and from then on I’ll be producing a new chapter every 2-3 weeks. I’ll talk more about the challenges of writing both serial fiction and fan-fic in another post (and I’m sure there are a few extra challenges I won’t stumble across for a few weeks yet!) – but for now, have a look at the Chronicles of Tyria site, and if you’re a fan of the game, feel free to join the CoT forums and introduce yourself!