Raised in the fantasy way

I grew up surrounded by fantasy and sci-fi. Maybe that's why it's what I love to write now.  Bedtime stories were The Hobbit, Wind in the Willows, Roald Dahl. Daytime video viewing was Star Wars, Willow, Labyrinth and all the Disney films. It's still seen as odd if you're into fantasy and happen to be... Continue Reading →

New Year Musings

It's all over. Both the year and my book. Completing the book has been my biggest achievement and one I didn't expect to happen. When I looked back at my New Years postfrom January 2015, I was surprised to find I'd gone beyond what I thought I could do. I completed the 2nd edit on... Continue Reading →

Who are Your Writing Pals?

I have two writing pals on my desk; Catbutt and Grandad. Catbutt was a gift who is also a handy paperweight. I call him Catbutt as he has a hefty posterior. Grandad is actually a vicar troll but his cross fell of a while back. I gave him to my Grandfather (also a vicar) for... Continue Reading →

It’s Finished! Sort of.

After many machinations, alterations, deletions, frustrations and other things ending with -tion I have finally finished The Book. I have bits of this book on my computer that date back to 2011 - yikes! All 29 chapters now stand before me, hovering somewhere between novella and novel (I haven't done a word count yet as... Continue Reading →

Write every day!

It sounds so simple. Writers write.  That's what we do, where and wherever we can. Of course it's not quite that simple. Leaving aside that writing takes a good amount of staring into space, thinking (trust me this is very important) quite a lot of us also have day jobs to do. If we're lucky these... Continue Reading →

Wordy Gifts

If you need some inspiration for gifts of a 'wordy' kind, then let me help with these lovely things I got for my birthday. First up, two lovely new notebooks for my collection. I like the clouds that appears on the pages in the Notebook for Dreamers. Next up a super soft pencil case decorated... Continue Reading →

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