Thanks to Leonard Cohen for the blog title (yes, there will be a link down below to this track). It's probably no secret to anyone here that I grew up with Leonard Cohen loving parents. So, I'm a wee bit familiar with his music and poems. Anywho, moving right along. The reason I chose 'In … Continue reading In My Secret Life
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
Welcome to Monday evening. The blog title is a song by Kevin Costner and Modern West, in case you were wondering. I'll see if I can find a link for you. 🙂 (Scroll down it's there.)Today was a mixed bag. It's freezing, grey, and dreary, after a wonderfully spring-like weekend. I did get some writing … Continue reading Ashes Turn to Stone.
It is a joy. I'm thoroughly enjoying Ronnie, Ben, and Crockett and the new WIP [Leave a message] - which you can expect to see next year. Not putting a date on that yet, but next year. 🙂 Already had a few people come into the bookshop asking for it. Not yet, folks! Yes, I … Continue reading The joy of writing …
Kiwi's of a certain age probably recognise the blog title. I was looking for something this morning and I came across a Mockers CD. Reminded me of my youth. I had a fun time in my teen years. Anywho, the CD I found has "Forever Tuesday Morning" on it. And I spotted it immediately. As … Continue reading Forever Tuesday Morning
A lot of you know New Zealand is currently in lockdown due to the Delta variant of COVID. We have a "go hard, go early" policy. And it's working for us. (This is not a debate forum, so keep your opinion to yourself - especially if you're Scott Morrision or his ilk, or any kind … Continue reading Writing groups and writing.
By now I'm sure you know what that means. If you guessed that I'm reading another book that could do with help, you're correct. You win. Your prize is a blog post about characterisation and creating different characters. More specifially how characters view the world differently. Let's look at that, shall we? Yeah, that's right, … Continue reading Let’s have another wee chat …
Here we go New Zealand, our Level Four lockdown is underway, we got this. We are a team of 5 million. Let's not forget that. Stay home, stay safe, be kind. We do not want to follow the Aussie example! Meanwhile, the bookshop is obviously closed. We can't sell online either until Level Four eases. … Continue reading Neon Sunrise/Level 4: day 1
I cannot lie I love me some Cheap Trick and that song ^ was playing when I turned the radio on this morning. It's one of my favs from Cheap Trick. I've been radio silent for a wee while. No doubt you've missed my insightful posts and blunt comments on, well, everything. 🙂 (Or Not.) … Continue reading If You Want My Love You Got It
Man, I'm a sucker for punishment. I picked that book up again last night ... and the butchery got worse. Didn't think it was possible. I'm now fully convinced the author used a word Lexicon, not just a thesaurus but someone elses compiled list of ridiculous words. At first it was hilarious, not gonna lie, … Continue reading Break on through to the otherside …