Welcome to the new version of my blog, The Green Castle!
As with the original version that stopped in late 2011, this new version focusses on Speculative Fiction – Fantasy in general, Science Fiction, some Horror every so often, a bit of Dark Fantasy, Historical Fantasy and various cross-genre mixes.
I started this blog with three main aims: to ‘talk’ about/write about Speculative Fiction/’specfic’; to create a space for my own writing in/related to the genre – a mix of personal non-fiction, fiction of varying lengths and sometimes poems too; and last but not least to simply have fun! 🙂 That is just as true in 2013. 🙂
This blog isn’t meant to be just me going on and on about specfic as I get deeper into it – I’m also really keen to do my part in encouraging a blogging community to develop ‘at’ The Green Castle. Swapping ideas, comments, bits of information and stories about the wonderful imaginary and social ‘worlds’ that are connected to/based on/touched by specfic could really benefit the blog and all who want to visit.
As far as topics and types of media go: books, magazines, online content, movies and specfic conventions are more likely to show up more often than tv series or video/computer games. That has a lot to do with the kinds of stories I came across that led to me really getting into specific, back in 2006; and the fact those stories, including Raymond Feist’s Magician novel, were in novel form. I just wasn’t ‘bitten by any bug’ that might have led to a video/computer-game hobby/obsession. 🙂
There’ll also be an occasional repeating topic of castle life in general (both in fiction and the very offline non-fiction, stone towers&fortified gates sense), but without the original blog’s stories about characters within The Green Castle. This time, the blog will be more like a collection of personal columns than a particular virtual world.
Thanks for visiting! 🙂