However much we may want to write, there are times it just isn't happening. And this can make us feel like a failure as the popular view is that writers work feverishly into the wee hours. Even with the best story in the world, this rarely happens. But writing is much more than words on… Continue reading 5 Ways you can “Write” without Writing
Just off the coast of Marazion, Cornwall, is a tiny island, known as St Micheals Mount. When the tide is low, you can walk across the beach, down the causeway to the island itself, and explore the abbey turned home that sits at the top. A dark, blustery day just adds to the drama here.… Continue reading Notebook Collection: St Micheals Mount, Cornwall
Finding ideas for blog posts can be tricky. But there's a website I've used in the past that could give you some inspiration. It's called Answer the Public. Very simply you type in a keyword or phrase, and it shows you a bunch of questions asked online by, well, the public. It's a pretty good way… Continue reading A Foolproof Way to get Blogging Ideas
If you're not familiar with BBC series "Poldark" let me sum it up - set in Cornwall in the eighteenth century, it focuses on Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner, who's trying to make his fortunes by mining copper, and has a penchant for scything things with his top off. Ok, so there's actually far… Continue reading A Visit to Poldark Country – Cornwall, UK
I think it's safe to say most of the reviews this year will be asking 'WTF?' Political and world events seemed to just be one cataclysmic event after the other. And on a personal level, I've had a couple of 'WTF' moments too. I won't miss this year one bit. But for me, there have… Continue reading Review of the Year or What the Hell was That?
If you want people to read your e-book, you'll need to do some 'metaphorical' legwork. And if, like me, you're new to all this and aren't sure where to start, here's some basic (and free) ways to promote your e-book. 1. Add yourself as an author on Goodreads Goodreads is like Trip Advisor for books… Continue reading 5 Ways to Promote your E-book
"Under this Skin" ebook is available on Amazon! The link goes to Amazon UK Kbut it's up on other countries websites too - just search for "Under this Skin". And you can borrow it for free if you're a Kindle Unlimited customer. If you're not sure if it's right for you, check out my blog… Continue reading “Under this Skin” available to buy on Amazon!
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 Raised in the fantasy way
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 New Year Musings
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 Wordy Gifts