NaNoWriMo Madness

As I write this, it’s 2 days and 3,587 words into the crazy time that is National Novel Writing Month! And yes, I am scheduling this post because I know very well I may not be able to find the time to write an update later in the week. Today, I wrote on the bus […]

NaNo 2020 – Preps

5 days to go and the madness of NaNoWriMo will once again grasp my world. Its grip is already tightening over my mind, with October spent mostly in preparation for the writing marathon I’m about to take part in. New gear tested and optimised for writing on the fly, friends warned away for the coming […]

Chapter 1 – Into Gulliver

     The half-elf dropped into a crouch as her gaze stayed on the rabbit ahead. She kissed her dagger soundlessly. A flick of her wrist saw the rabbit tumble into the wet grass, the dagger lodged deeply into its side. It tried to get back up but it was winded and Vel was faster. She moved, […]

Chavey – a D&D world

Now, it should be said that this world is not my brainchild but that of a fellow Dungeon Master who has graciously let me stumble across his lands for the past 5 months or so. If you fancy visiting Chavey, you can ask to join one of his game here:  

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

I created that piece of art when I was working on publishing a compilation of L. Frank Baum’s works. One of my very first pieces of photomanipulations…

Work in Progress: Kent Nelson

As I return to writing in 2020, I’ve decided to take a step away from my main series and work on something completely different. And so a new character emerges… You’ll need the following password to access the video: ANicholls2020 Quite unoriginal – I know – but I’ll think of better ones in the future.


Published 16 March 2020. Copyright © 2020 by Astrid Nicholls. All rights reserved.

Inspiration from outer space

Those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram may have seen this wonderful image pop up in their feed a couple of weeks ago. Our universe can create the most colourful of displays and I’m glad that we have the technology needed to catch the spectacle…I’m far from the best of poets but […]

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