There are different kinds of listening. We know this. There's listening to understand and we should all do more of that, and then there are those people who aren't really listening, they're waiting for space to speak. Sometimes they don't even wait, they just talk right over people. Don't be them! Sometimes people appear to … Continue reading Listening … and writing.
Character, plot, rainbow! No it's a thing, stop looking like that. It's a fucking thing because I created it last night with all the post it flags and a copy of Snakebyte, and tequila. Yeah, I'm not kidding. Just ask anyone I was talking to last night while delightedly flashing my Snakebyte/rainbow. Sounds rude. It … Continue reading Character, plot, what now?
I spend quite a bit of time thinking/wondering, to be honest. It's kinda part of the whole "I'm a writer" thing. If I didn't wonder about things then stories and books wouldn't be written. They're basically me thinking with my fingers on the keyboard. Sometimes it's subconscious, other times it isn't. Anyway, the other day … Continue reading Sometimes I wonder …
Let's chat about pirates ... not the fun Johnny Depp kind that drink rum, have a parrot, and live in fictional lands. But the arsehole type who steal the livelihood from hard working writers. Another batch of Google alerts this morning has thrown up more places with pirated copies of my books.There's been an upswing … Continue reading Let’s talk …
There was a blog post forming when I woke up ... but then it slipped away. Probably a good thing.Anyway, next weekend my class is all about POV, characters, and dialogue. Hence the title of this blog. It's a Train song that describes a woman, called Virginia. We learn a lot about her from the … Continue reading Meet Virginia
... when everything just pisses you off? ... when no matter how loud your music is you still want to stab someone?Yeah, that.Currently listening to the Psychobyte playlist via noise cancelling headphones so I can't hear ANYTHING else. Someone could be shot in the living room and I would hear nothing. Man, it's good!I know … Continue reading Ever had one of those days …
Quite a bit, as it happens. I actually do know things. (I drink and I know things ... I drink and I write things is probably more accurate.) I know ... ... how valuable time our time is. ... each day comes around only once, so hug your people, and be kind! ... being grateful … Continue reading What do I know?
Things are coming together for the April 9th event. Of course, now, the country has gone back to Level 2 and Auckland is Level 3 ... and that throws things a bit. Makes me wonder if we'll get to the event at all. We tried last year and couldn't make it happen. Fingers crossed!I haven't … Continue reading And We Danced
I've noticed the amping up of Valentine's related emails. I see them. I delete them. Fuck right off with your made up bullshit. If you only show your person how you feel once a year, you don't deserve a person. The end.On a nicer note ... [Nothing happens here] received it's first review, a 5-star … Continue reading This Ain’t a Love Song
It's finally summer. Hooray. Okay, this is the thing, I'm ticked off so you're going to hear about it. Seems fair. Good chance I'm not the only one annoyed so feel free to be pissed right along with me! :)Pet peeve 1: Blogs by non-writers telling people how to write a book and stating shit … Continue reading Hot Child in the City