, "Honey, look, it's on the news again. Hun? Listen, it's going to be fine. Let's see what they say?" I put my arm around her, turning up the volume on the TV. It's been four weeks since The Noise stopped, four weeks, one day, and six hours. The global phenomenon which seemed at first … Continue reading Writing Prompt #2
I want to do something different today. Writing is a lot of fun. I absolutely love it. But it's really slow. And I can never catch up with all the ideas I have, if I'm going to be able to make any type of quality work out of them. So I decided to do an … Continue reading Writing Prompt #1
Writing with words is a lot like writing music. Anyone who’s ever written anything musical will understand what I mean, and the rest of you… well too bad. When you write music, (for anyone who’s confused, I’m not talking about lyrics, I’m talking about writing/creating/making harmonies, melodies, rhythm etc.) – when you write music, it … Continue reading It’s Like Music
Soooo. Finally another post. (Sorry to anyone who thought it might be a review, one should be coming soon. But then again, is anyone even reading this?) Well, I'm sorry for the absence regardless - if nothing else for my own sake. I wish I'd been a bit more active, with reading, writing and blogging … Continue reading So Difficult!
So I've been seeing a lot of blog posts, facebook updates and tweets lately - about how great everyone's doing. It seems everybody's WIP is the best thing that ever happened to them, they're writing it so easily, everything is falling in to place, and their lives are just perfect. It seems no one is … Continue reading Stuck in a rut
One of the most fun things about writing is coming up with new things to write about! To just dream up new ideas, new plots, new places, new stories. Currently I have 3 WIP's that I'm definitely going to write, and 3-4 that I'm still working, to figure out whether or not I think they'll … Continue reading Work In Progress
Are you an author? Self-published something? Struggling to get reviews and/or find reviewers? Well so am I. So I've decided to do something about it! I read quite a lot. Sometimes more than others, sometimes sporadically, sometimes I'll have a reading break for weeks or months, and sometimes I'll read two books on a weekend. … Continue reading Book Reviews!
I recently did a free book promotion for my book The Consequence of Loyalty. And now I want to urge everyone to leave a review. (Of course I do, as an author I live and breathe for reviews, I'd rather have reviews than sales at this point, as do most author who aren't already racking … Continue reading Leave a Review!
I thought I'd write a little post on how I build my characters, so here goes. First of all, I usually tumble across an idea inside my mind, and when I do it’s as if I haven’t had the idea myself, but as if someone left it there, for me to find. I’ll look at … Continue reading Inspiration for a story – Characters.
Do you have a favourite author? I bet you do. Or maybe a couple, a few that you read quite a lot, someone you just can't wait to publish a new book. Someone that probably helped you along on the road to becoming a writer and an author yourself. Everyone who writes, who wants to … Continue reading Who Are You Writing As?