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 …
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
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?
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
And I'm back ~ You may not have noticed my absence but I was gone all week and now I'm back. I had a magnificent fourish days in Christchurch with my sister from other parents. 🙂 There's really no photos of the trip because the only reason for it was to spend time together. No … Continue reading The One I Love
I've been around long enough to know that some people are Bad to the Bone. There is nothing redeeming about them at all. I've written a few characters like that over the years. I'm sure AD Owen liked puppies the way Cruella de Vil liked puppies. (Byte reference for those who don't know who Owen … Continue reading Bad to the Bone
I decided to treat myself with some new books for Christmas. One is a paperback from our bookshop, that one is amazing and I am loving it [Sinai Soldiers by Dave Hayward]. Problem with paperbacks is I can't read them them at night. I read on a device at night (kindle or phone). So, I … Continue reading New books & teaching aids!
I was talking about how writers minds work the other day, and how trusting yourself is important. How much a writer needs to trust their own brain to do what needs to be done. Some days are infinitely better than others in the trust department! Thing is, anything creative requires a certain amount of trust. … Continue reading The shitasticness of creativity.
It was not an easy task choosing a winner from the wonderful character suggestions. Was definitely a fun exercise.The winning character did need to fit into the story so far and I think the winner does that. Well, it's my story, so, I should know. 🙂 The winner is in bold type.These are the characters … Continue reading And the winner is …
Today, I was writing (imagine?). It's pretty fun, not gonna lie. Really enjoying Lure the Lie and getting inside Crockett and Ronnie's heads. It really is fascinating finding out what makes these two tick. My characters needed to secure something today. Something small but in the wrong hands it would get people killed. The more … Continue reading Walls