Sorry I was off for a while. Wasn't feeling too well. Better now and hoping to get back on schedule with everything. The New York Times ran a great piece by Stephen King on prolific writers, which you might have already read. Like him, I think every writer has their own process and their own … Continue reading Stephen King On Stephen King
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.
You know you’ve done it. You’ve arrived at home after a hard day’s work, sometimes to screaming kids, or a tired husband, or just a quiet room with a waiting dog or cat, or a mess that needs cleaning up, and a dinner that needs making and laundry that needs doing and you’ve said to … Continue reading Defeating the Guilt Cycle
Thanks for this, Marlene! The 7/7 blog challenge means I open a current WIP, and post 7 lines beginning with the 7th line on page 7. Or page 77. Then I tag 7 other authors who get their turn. Good times for all. Marlene’s post is here. *Quick plug* Marlene is a wonderful person who … Continue reading 7/7 Blog Challenge
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
So, I have a new story up. This one arose from a writing exercise, although the idea had been in my head for years. I won a prize of a year of short story writing mentorship from an established editor in a contest on my writing forum and the editor's first challenge to me was … Continue reading Guardian – New Short Story