Well, it will be this time next week. 🙂 No, I'm not going to explain that.Most of today was spent reading a proof of [Leave a message] and adding page markers and scrawled comments.There's this one short conversation that only makes sense if you know quite a bit about Upper Hutt. Not a problem if … Continue reading Memory Motel
When you think of how all-pervasive the Internet is, it’s hard to believe that the web has only been in the public domain for 33 years. What started out as a research and communication tool for scientists and academicians has become a source for everything from history to recipes to word games to DIY tutorials […]Now … Continue reading Now the World Wide Web is a Wonderful Thing* — Crime Writer Margot Kinberg
That fun moment when someone actually asks you what your next book is about and you haven't done that one thing you tell all writers to do ... "write a logline at the beginning of the process and tweak it as you go."Have I?No, I have not. So, I had to think. Good grief. I … Continue reading What is it about?
Walking to the bookshop this morning I had wonderful profound thoughts. I was sure I'd recall them once I arrived and write a gorgeous blog.Readers, that is not what happened! Sigh.I got to work and started writing and loading scheduled Tweets for next week via the bookshop account. Then had an author come in for … Continue reading Losing my train of thought …
Some day's it's like breathing fire other days you have lungs full of water. Then there is the magic. Words flow, characters come alive, scenes pop off the screen and you've created life. Those days keep the other days from burning your lungs or drowning you. I think the things that really keep me moving … Continue reading Writing is like breathing.
I'm sitting in my bed surrounded by notebooks and pens (mine, of course). The open page of the notebook I'm using for [Leave a message] says: Beef Crockett up, it's time he earned his legend status.I'm not sure how he's going to prove himself to Ronnie yet, but, seems like he's going to at least … Continue reading For The Good Times.
Clear enough? If a story has my name on it, then I wrote it, and the copyright belongs to me. No question. And I should be paid for that work.Downloading a story for free is theft.(Unless you got a code from the author or publisher or the story is offered free via a reputable seller. … Continue reading Pirates are arseholes, end of story.
Happy Halloween, if that's your thing. It's not so much mine. Some of my kids do enjoy the Halloween thing. I used to celebrate All Hallow's Eve once upon a time, with a big family dinner and places set for those we've lost (in Wiccan fashion). Now I don't have a table we all fit … Continue reading Octo 31st, 2021