agent, Characters, editing, plans, Uncategorized

Naming your characters

How do you decide your character names? I was sitting on the back of the motorbike, and as usual thinking about the stories I’m writing and mulling over some character names I needed for my fantasy story. That started me thinking about where we find these names? With a name, comes great responsibility! Someone said… Continue reading Naming your characters

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Am writing, editing, inspiration, plans, Uncategorized

Excuses, excuses, excuses

((Okay, this is brackets taking over the blog this week. Miss, 'I’m so busy, I haven’t got time to blog' is otherwise engaged. Insert me; rolling my eyes. If she ever gets to be a famous author she is gonna be tricky to deal with. So, she asked me to add these as her excuses… Continue reading Excuses, excuses, excuses

Friendship, Letter Writing, Pen Pals, Uncategorized, writing

Letter Writing, Pen Pals & Friendship

Maybe some of you are thinking why am I doing a blog on letter writing ((I’m intrigued… actually I’m not, it’s just not many people interact with your blog so I thought I better pretend – thanks to those that do – you keep me alive)) A few things have happened lately that have made… Continue reading Letter Writing, Pen Pals & Friendship

Anxiety, hobby, Time Thief, Uncategorized, writing goals

Just a hobby?

Something really annoyed me this week ((I can feel a rant coming on…)) it was mentioned by someone ((I wouldn’t like to be that someone)) that my writing is just a hobby. What defines a hobby? Something that interests you, but you don’t make an income from? Does that mean that everything else takes priority… Continue reading Just a hobby?

Am writing, Bucket List, Holidays, Travel Journal, Travelling, Uncategorized

A snippet from my travel journal…

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…

Anxiety, Lists, Planning, Time Thief, Uncategorized

Time thieves & Anxiety… Planning can help!

Hi all, hope you’ve had a good few weeks. So, as many of you will know I returned to work last week after a wonderful eight months off writing and then enjoying a bucket list holiday to New Zealand. ((Still laughing at you going back to work)) But, the inevitable happened; I didn’t win the… Continue reading Time thieves & Anxiety… Planning can help!