Hi everyone, hope you’ve all had a good few weeks. I can confirm that it’s been a challenging few weeks for me. A busy job ((get the violins out people)) means the old brain matter has had enough by the time I’ve escaped for home. Switching off has always been difficult for me, which is… Continue reading A snippet from my travel journal…
As promised I’m chatting about the courses I attended last week. I found them all very useful, and there was a lovely group on each workshop, which really makes a difference ((I bet they were fed up of you going on like you know everything? Look at me I wrote a novel in a month,… Continue reading Creative writing courses, and telling tales
Happy New Year everyone. I hope everyone has made their plans/or not depending on your preference. I have created my goals for the year – as stated in the last blog, so I won’t bore you again. ((Thank the blogs for small mercy’s! Happy New year from me, your favourite most entertaining brackets ever to… Continue reading New year, new start. Why you should join a writing group and do something for you in 2019!
Since this is my last blog of 2018 I thought I would do a little bit of a roundup, and tell you my plans for 2019. I find making goals keeps me focused. (This is brackets speaking, be warned she totally rambles on in this one… all about her, blah boring blah) Well, I have… Continue reading 2018 Review, and a Christmas surprise…
The pic is a sneak preview of my cover… exciting… On Wednesday I ordered the proof copy of my Christmas Novella, ‘Game of Souls’ from Amazon. I celebrated with a square of chocolate and did the washing up (God, you are so rock and roll I cannot even deal with it! Washing up – really… Continue reading Self-publishing, self-doubt, and Indie authors
This week I wanted to talk about character research. What forms of research do you do for the characters in your story? The first thing I do is go to the good old favourite - the internet search. But lately, I’ve found myself thinking more about one of my characters, which will be part of… Continue reading How to portray a character? What character research do you do? LGBTQ+ characters.
I’ve been asked a few times why I have a pseudonym or pen name, alias, whatever you prefer to call it. I will go with pen name. ((that’s because you cannot spell pseudonam… )) HA! You cannot spell it you mean… ((hey change that back. I totally spelt that correctly)) nope, the power of the… Continue reading To Pseudonym, or not to Pseudonym? How can Beta readers help you?