I did something this morning. I gave an instruction to Chat GPT because of a remark from my editor last night and because I believe there are 'authors' out there who are giving similar instructions and using the result as their own. Saying they wrote something when in fact they did not. And publishing the … Continue reading The AI experiment continues …
If you follow me and Pete Turner on Twitter and you haven’t read any of my work and you would like to read something … The 1st 10 people to DM me with an email address will get an email with an ePub attached. No strings. I’m nice like that. (FBI thriller or very Kiwi … Continue reading What’s the catch?
Another day has rolled around. Probably a good thing that they keep doing that. 🙂 This morning I tweaked a scene in [Whiskey Tango Foxtrot] because I have time before my lovely editor gets into the book. So I added something that was needed and sent off an updated version. I've started on [Foxtrot Mike … Continue reading Faraway Eyes
The title might stick, it's currently: why? Because why not? Yesterday was a fun day. My brain behaved, always good when that happens. Something to consider in an LEO setting ... intuition, experience, and training. Keep that in mind, for a second or two. Ellie Conway is the main character of my Byte Series. She … Continue reading Why?
Thank the Doors for today's blog title. One of my favourite Doors songs (there are many). The North Island is rather wet and wild at present. Cyclone Gabrielle is doing her bit to make sure we won't forget this summer. It is dangerous out, so don't go out. Just don't. We already have one firefighter … Continue reading Hello, I Love You
The only reason F.U.N's "Some Nights" is today's blog title is that Doris has been singing it this morning while she was getting ready to go out. Now it's stuck in my head. Thought I'd share the love, you're welcome.The end of January is almost here. I'll be back at the bookshop on Feb 1st. … Continue reading Some Nights
To be honest it's a pretty fucking cool thing to be but there's a lot to it. Like anything. It's not as simple as writing a story. (Good on you if you actually think writing is easy or ever simple.)You have to write, be published, and be on all the *social media, and constantly be … Continue reading The thing with being an author …
In case anyone doesn't know the blog title, Devil Gate Drive is a Suzi Quatro song from the 70s. 1974 in fact. Moving right along.After a discussion with Doris yesterday regarding 'Life in the Leaves' (or whatever I eventually call the story) ... turns out she likes fantasy even though she repeatedly asked me to … Continue reading Devil Gate Drive
Do you know what? Well, do ya?Do you know?Didn't think so ... shall I tell you? ...All right you twisted my arm. I missed the Secret Santa NZ sign-up. Second year in a row. Gutted. But then, the elves sorted it because in New Zealand we have fucking awesome elves. And it's on. We're all … Continue reading It’s a crazy world out there …
Where do I start, I know, with the Writing Wrongs part of the title! Guess what? All you gorgeous people who wanted to learn crime writing from me but couldn’t get to Wellington, Margot Kinberg and I are offering a crime writing seminar beginning 6 Feb!It's ONLINE. Anyone can join us! For all the deets … Continue reading Writing Wrongs and other things.