Am writing, blogger, indieauthors, self doubt, self publishing, Uncategorized

Self-publishing, self-doubt, and Indie authors

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

Am writing, Characters, research, Support, Uncategorized, writing groups

How to portray a character? What character research do you do? LGBTQ+ characters.

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.

Am writing, Beta readers, Pen name, Pseudonym, Uncategorized

To Pseudonym, or not to Pseudonym? How can Beta readers help you?

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?

Am writing, NaNo, Rejection, Uncategorized

Rejection, NaNo, interviews and inspiration…

Rejection, rejection, oh wait.. maybe, no rejection…. NaNo and working Well this week I went for my first interview in over a decade ((wow you’re well old!)) to cut a long story short as I’ve spoken about this before. I worked in a Library for 11yrs, made redundant end of July then spent Sep and… Continue reading Rejection, NaNo, interviews and inspiration…

Am writing, Characters, Uncategorized, writing

Character Sheets = an organised writer

Character sheets So, this week I wanted to rant on about character sheets ((Do you have a character sheet for me?? Is it cool? Under comedic value do I have like the highest score??)) I looked around on the tinterwebnet for information on character sheets when I first started out and found a few bits… Continue reading Character Sheets = an organised writer

Am writing, book, Latest, short stories, Uncategorized, writing

Book Rejection and Part 3 of A Night Lost to the Past; 1644

Rejection… and part three of a night lost to the past: 1644 (scroll down if you don't want to read the blog! I would she's feeling sorry for herself! Wuss!) Well, this week’s blog was going to be about something different, but on Wednesday I received my first rejection letter (How could they reject us… Continue reading Book Rejection and Part 3 of A Night Lost to the Past; 1644