Experimenting with the blog 2

Time for the next exercise in my course. This time, I need to write my first blog - which is not possible of course. The alternative is to review your progress and think about your goals. Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay What have I accomplished with the blog? Well, to be honest - it... Continue Reading →

Lyrics and Life Moments

You would be hard pressed to find someone who didn't have songs that meant something to them at particular times in their lives. This is particularly so in times of extreme emotions. In August 2002, I was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia after a blood test. I had been bruising for no reason and had... Continue Reading →

Technology and the story

We had a massive storm here the other day and ended up with a blackout. It was getting dark at the time anyway - but now visibility inside the house was an issue in terms of typing on a computer without a backlit keyboard or reading. Not knowing how long we would be without power,... Continue Reading →

“Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom.”

The quote from the title comes from Jeanette Winterson. Discipline. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, discipline is: training that makes people more willing to obey or more able to control themselves, often in the form of rules, and punishments if these are broken, or the behaviour produced by this traininghttps://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/discipline Image by M. Maggs from Pixabay At first glance, this definition flies against creative freedom. But, as writers, we should be looking beyond the first glance.... Continue Reading →

New Year – New Approach

Just me! Okay - so I get you need to write what people will want to read. Fair enough. But I also believe that if your heart isn't in it, it will be flat and boring and no one will want to read it anyway. As a writer, I would much rather write what appeals... Continue Reading →

Making Google Docs your friend

I know there has been debate about the usefulness of alpha and/or beta readers. But if you are lucky enough to find a couple of good, reliable ones like I have, you may be interested in getting your head around Google Docs. It makes it easy for your alphas and betas to comment on your... Continue Reading →

Another short story available on Amazon

Goodnight-And God Be With You All I'm so excited to announce that Goodnight-and God Be With You All has now been released for sale in its own right on Amazon! Another story previously published in the anthology Heart of a Child, this one is close to my heart. Inspired by the song ‘The Parting Glass’,... Continue Reading →

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