Shhh! I’m in the cupboard, don’t tell anyone.

How can we keep working on our writing goals, while having the children home during the holidays?

Are you finished yet?

Some years ago I announced I was going to write a novel. (What a dumb idea that was!). After that fateful day, I received an almost daily reminder of my complete worthlessness and ineptitude as I plodded ever forward, not working on my novel. In fact, doing everything I could, cleaning, painting, a study ofContinue reading “Are you finished yet?”

Five for Friday – Interview with Pleasant Street

Welcome to Five for Friday! I’ve decided it’s time for a regular spot on my blog. So every Friday (or at least every other Friday) I will write a post.  It can be anything from 5 tips to sell your novel or 5 reasons you should eat as much cake as you can. So toContinue reading “Five for Friday – Interview with Pleasant Street”

Why perspectives are like shoes.

Have you ever bought a pair of shoes/trainers/clogs? They are the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen (maybe not the clogs). You tried them on in the shop and gloried at how they looked. ‘Wooden Shoes’ by Bill Longshaw, courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net You get them home, get on your matching dress/jeans/lederhosen. Place them on yourContinue reading “Why perspectives are like shoes.”

Buried Treasure

Image courtesy of Pong at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Find yourself in a creative slump? Stuck for ideas? I’m reluctant to use the term ‘writers block’. But every writer gets stumped from time to time. The white of the paper gleams, taunting you. That inner voice sneers. ‘You’ll never think of a good idea again’. This time, skipContinue reading “Buried Treasure”

I write…

  To be the hero I wish I was. To make the choices that I can’t. To be the voice of those who battle with the dragons in the dark.   To be the one that has been chosen to fight the fairer fight. For the feral and the fallen. To always know what’s right.Continue reading “I write…”

How do you do it?

With pen and paper? Straight to screen? With a sparkler…or perhaps an Enigma machine for the extremely paranoid? Each writer has their own preferred method of working. Stephen King writes longhand onto yellow legal pads. J K Rowling writes longhand then transfers it to screen – editing as she goes. George R. R. Martin writesContinue reading “How do you do it?”

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