Today started rough. Last night was a disaster, I got bugger all sleep. That doesn't not make for a fun day, I can assure you. AND THEN ... I took the wrong glasses with me to work. The lighting in the bookshop fucks my migraine brain big time, there is only so much prevention medication … Continue reading One step closer.
I know, I've been quiet. Actually, I haven't been quiet but I've been quiet here. It's a busy nineteen days - I have blogged in that time just not much. Anywho, today I was teaching in the big city. I do enjoy it. Today's topics were description, dialogue, and research. They do kinda go together … Continue reading Listen to the music.
Yes, it's Tuesday. It's been busy here. No, I've been busy. Not so much the girls. :)Saturday's Crime Writing Session was mostly about characters (also POV and openings), Creating people to populate a novel is a big topic. I fired off quite a few PDF's on Sunday evening, to my students. I felt bad about … Continue reading Tuesday.
Counting down the days until I teach my crime writing course for the second time. It's pretty darn exciting. I love teaching crime. It's so much fun. Hopefully, they'll learn a lot and enjoy the experience. Also, I won't be masked while teaching because I have someone who lip-reads in the class.Anywho, today the research … Continue reading Gearing up …
So you wanna be a writer?Are you nuts? Seriously, don't do it, not unless you are so driven that you can see it through. Are you prepared for what it takes to write an entire novel? Yeah, I know, everyone wants to write a book. Thing is, mostly, people want to have written a book. … Continue reading Stick To Your Guns
If you've visited my Facebook page or the bookshop's page you'll already know (depending on whether FB allowed you to see the post) that "Inside Quote Marks" event in Sept was cancelled. It's postponed not cancelled but Facebook doesn't allow postponment without a definite date and we're waiting to have the date we want confirmed. … Continue reading Things change …
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.
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 …
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
Some nights are just not worth the effort, last night was such a night. Very little sleep and a lot of brain rambling. It's not like my brain was busy working out a plot point or anything, it was not, it was rambling! Thoughts wandered all over the map. Should I add indigo or teal … Continue reading Your Wildest Dreams