What I’m writing – real life people

Last week I coined the term Dabbler for myself and gave you pro tips on how you too could achieve this level of mediocrity. This week, I’m going to give you more of my pro tips – this time about why you shouldn’t base your characters on real life people. Disjointed worlds You’ll create a […]

What I’m (not) writing – All of the above

I have excuses. A lot of excuses. I’ve been absent from the blog, from other blogs, from my characters and the whole writerly part of my life really. The change in my work life squashed some of the creativity I had for a while and even though it sounds like a really negative thing, it […]

Friday Fiction – Recurring themes

When I begin a new project I rarely know where it’s going to end up, and if I do know, then it’s rare that I know what’s going to happen in the middle. Since I’ve spent some time reading back through the things I’ve written, it’s come to my attention that there are recurring themes […]

What I’m writing – The River of Rejection

I am not an artist. This is about as “arty” as I get and even this is a child’s eye view of the world with added pretention – the stars are my manuscripts, the river is self-explanitory, the stick figure is actually a very close representation of me… I’m working on my Julianne book from […]

The Prompt – Nativity

When I was 6 years old, the school (the same school my daughter attends now, in fact) didn’t do a nativity for Christmas. Instead they decided to do a weird thing with elves and pixies. There may have been a Mary or Joseph at some point, but I don’t remember them. What I do remember […]

What I’m writing – Unpredictability

On Friday, my eldest came out of the school waving a “ticket”. She handed it to me with pride and said ‘This is a ticket to [boy in my class – hitherto known as B]’s birthday party on Sunday.’ ‘That’s your handwriting.’ I said. ‘Yes. It’s a ticket I made to go to his birthday […]

What I’m writing – Confused Muse

Maddy is hosting this week, so if you’re looking for a linky, you need to head to her blog. For the last couple of months (the time leading up to my eventual crash at the beginning of November) the inspiration for writing was definitely flowing. As well as those blog posts I was hammering out […]