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?”

Don’t Do That! – Five for Friday

I’m running so late today. It’s been a frantic week as we’ve had builders working on the house. ‘The noisy one’, was sent home from school with chronic earache and ‘The bitey one’, is teething and as a result, extra bitey. He has also become a fan of early wake up calls, the most recent beingContinue reading “Don’t Do That! – Five for Friday”

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.”

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?”

Apologies…again!

I’m officially the worst blogger…ever!!!! The bathroom is done! We’ve the cleared the clutter! So I enrolled on the Blogger 201 course and settled down to a great two weeks of stretching myself and my blog. But with the school holidays already in full swing, my kids had other ideas! I have three wonderfully, crazy boys.Continue reading “Apologies…again!”

Blogging 201 – And we’re off!!!

Day One – Goal Setting I’ve become a pretty appalling blogger of late. At the beginning I was full of optimistic ideas. Sadly, over time they’ve ebbed away, much like BBC3 and my ability to wear a bikini without scaring the children. My experience of Blogging 101 was excellent and I met many amazing writers.Continue reading “Blogging 201 – And we’re off!!!”

Move your Muse!!!

I don’t know about you, but if your muse is anything like mine, she spends most of her time daydreaming and making daisy chains  – forgetting that we had an appointment at all! If you’re feeling sluggish and struggling to get going, try motivating through pictures. I’ve recently been taking part in the Friday Fictionerrs,Continue reading “Move your Muse!!!”

I know places!

Today is Prompt Day for “Blogging 101”. We needed to create a post from a prompt on the Daily Post. Mine was; PLACES – Beach, Mountains, forest or somwhere else. This got me thinking about my ideal place to write. “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is toContinue reading “I know places!”

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