Yep. We had a great time eating the food and drinking the drink. Marathon watching TV shows on Netflix and going to the cinema to cheer for the final chapter of The Hobbit. So we are all refreshed now and should be ready for what comes next. A year of great storytelling. We will be … Continue reading Happy New Year! Time to Start Writing Now.
I know I've been gone forever. I have a great excuse. At the end of October, I came down with Chik V. This was just before a very important week of meetings at my job during the month of November. I managed to get my work done, but I was lucky enough to be one … Continue reading Still Here and Still Working
So I was so excited yesterday, I forgot to point out that if you want to read part of Chapter 1 of my debut novel, LEX TALIONIS, you can head on over to Tara Maya's blog at bestfantasynovel.com. Just scroll past all the interviewy stuff and you'll find the excerpt waiting to sit you down, … Continue reading The “I Pinch Myself Every Day Now” Roundup
There's a conversation going on about trauma and PTSD and writers as survivors of trauma here: http://mykecole.com/blog/2013/03/what-ptsd-is and here: http://susanelizabethcurnow.weebly.com/1/post/2013/03/in-response-to-myke-coles-post-on-ptsd.html and here: http://matociquala.livejournal.com/1120951.html That last one was a while ago, but EBear (or, as she's better known, the Amazing, Award Winning Elizabeth Bear) posted the link in response to the first post by Myke and … Continue reading No Victims Here – Just Writers
Write what you know It's what every writer has been told in every class they've ever taken. For a long time, I took it literally and despaired. Because I loved all things genre. I loved science fiction--"hard" or "soft", whatever that means--fantasy, horror, mystery... You name it, I loved it. But how could I write … Continue reading Write What You Know
I have recently come to realise something. If you decide you will write every day, no matter what, and you give yourself no excuses and no quarter, even a champion procrastinator like me can get at least three lines out per day. Now, you might say three lines are nothing. But you'd be wrong. At … Continue reading Unblocking
I’m participating in a fun author blog hop called The Next Big Thing. I was tagged for this exercise by the talented Susan Elizabeth Curnow, who has a wonderful science fiction novel out called Game of Adversaries. I was lucky enough to read this book at the beta stage and I'm so happy I get … Continue reading The Next Big Thing
Hello and Welcome! This blog is about me, you and the stories in-between. I'll be talking about what moves me, what inspires me, what frustrates me--anything and everything about the craft of writing. As I'm also in the middle of publishing my first novel with an indie publisher, expect to see some of the process … Continue reading Welcome