Excerpt: The Nightward – A Boy Dances

It's been a while since I proved I was working. So here is a little bit of my current Work In Progress to keep you warm for the weekend! A burst of applause made her jump, and Viyella realized that her mother had reached the end of her speech.  When the noise died down, the … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – A Boy Dances

Writers Write Different

A while back, there was a conversation on one of my email lists about an award-winning author who had announced her intention to quite the publishing game. I can't remember her name (it was QUITE a while ago) but I remember she was a British literary writer who had won awards. Her problem, as far … Continue reading Writers Write Different

Happy New Year! Time to Start Writing Now.

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.

The Best Tip I Ever Got

Someone out on the internet recently asked what was the best tip their blog readers ever got on writing. My first thought was, well that's easy. Sit down and write. None of the other stuff matters if you don't listen to Nike and just do it. But then I realised there's something even more basic … Continue reading The Best Tip I Ever Got

The Best Thing I Ever Learned – Part Deux

If you want to know what I'm on about, you might want to read yesterday's post first. For those of you who came back for the rest--what's wrong with you? Don't you have a life? Oh fine. I guess I said I would. So here goes. Continuing on from where I left off... 3.  Pay … Continue reading The Best Thing I Ever Learned – Part Deux

The Best Thing I Ever Learned – Part 1

So someone asked me recently what's the best advice I've ever received as an author. It's not like I'm an expert, and goodness knows I have a long way to go, but if I hadn't gotten these tips, I would still be stumbling along in the dark with my eyes closed, trying to read a … Continue reading The Best Thing I Ever Learned – Part 1