A Little About Me

I like to do these posts now and then, especially for new followers who might not be aware of what I do outside this blog. And right now I’m caught up on my reviews so it seems like a fairly good time to ‘introduce’ myself, in a way. As well as reading a lot, andContinue reading “A Little About Me”

NaNoWriMo Is Here

Yep, we have reached that time of year some writers love, and some absolutely dread with every fibre of their being. A few times in the past, I’ve sworn off doing NaNoWriMo – “I don’t have time this year!” – but by the first, an idea has festered in my brain and demands to beContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Is Here”

Hi, How Can I Help You?

There have been a couple things I’ve being doing recently, which could be of help to some writers. Firstly, prior to publication. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big advocate of getting feedback on writing. I’ve written a post about it in the past, which can be found here, and I have a pageContinue reading “Hi, How Can I Help You?”

PROMPT #1: The Egg, Part 2 (Fantasy)

Part One Vetta lay before the fire, stretched out with her great head on her huge paws, looking every bit the house cat, if she weren’t ten times larger. Shadows flickered across her black and orange stripes, as Kas held up the egg. Eggs liked heat. So they kept this one as close to itContinue reading “PROMPT #1: The Egg, Part 2 (Fantasy)”

PROMPT #1: The Egg (Fantasy)

Prompt taken from website Self Publishing School. More details on why I’m doing writing prompts can be found on this post. Write about a character who finds an odd-looking egg in the forest. When they take it home, they never could have predicted what was inside it. Characters: Kas (human) and Vette (witch turned tiger). Hunters forContinue reading “PROMPT #1: The Egg (Fantasy)”

Writing Prompts

I have a stack of books and booklets with writing prompts in. I love them – always have. It’s great to mull on an idea, have a scene sparked off by just a line or image. A good writing prompt can lead to a great story. In a way, it’s always why I sometimes likeContinue reading “Writing Prompts”

Damn Fine Story – Chuck Wendig [Books]

I love books about writing. I love reading about the craft, seeing different ways of doing the same thing, taking notes so I can look back over them later. Stephen King’s On Writing is probably the most well known, with good reason. It should have pride of place on any writer’s bookshelf. But so should Chuck Wendig’s DamnContinue reading “Damn Fine Story – Chuck Wendig [Books]”

To Plot or To Pants [Writing]

For a long time, writers have referred to themselves in one of two ways. As a plotter, or a pantser. The discussion around both appears in interviews, articles, on social media…anywhere you get writers talking, the question comes up. Are you a plotter, or are you a pantser? Personally, I’ve always been more of aContinue reading “To Plot or To Pants [Writing]”

No Killer, No Filler

Ah, writing. It comes so easily, doesn’t it? The words just flowing from your fingertips, the wonderful sound of keyboard keys clanking, being hit, one after the other, over and over until you have a sentence, a paragraph, a chapter…a book… Full of the same words. Just. Very. That. Suddenly. Started. Then. There are certainContinue reading “No Killer, No Filler”

Publication Updates

So seeing as this blog is supposed to be as much about my writing as it is about other’s, I thought I’d just drop a quick note to confirm my latest publication updates. Details of my short stories can always be found on the About & Publications page, but I know maybe not everyone visits thatContinue reading “Publication Updates”