A blog update is well overdue! We are of course, mid global pandemic. That's some scary stuff. I'm incredibly lucky to be in New Zealand, where Covid-19 has not yet overwhelmed our population, but we are in quarantine. With half of the country shut down and only essential services in operation, everyone is tucked away … Continue reading #WritersInQuarantine
I've been considering changing things up around here for quite a while, but I'm not so sure it's really necessary. I'd love a bit of feedback about how this site functions and looks in your opinion, and maybe some suggestions around what might improve it? As I'm working with a budget, I'm also heavily restricted … Continue reading How about a new look?
Maybe that's a little premature. I've been on hiatus for like... A year? I've been creatively dead, to the point where I've questioned my entire future in writing, and it's been utterly heartbreaking. However, a few days off a certain medication, and I literally tossed and turned all night long before finally giving up at … Continue reading I’m back!
Hello, and welcome to the new year! Right around this time last year, I was telling myself, "this is going to be my year." I had plans, and all the good intentions in the world. Alas, 2017 was not all I intended it to be. I never finished Tiger's Eye, nor did I complete Nanowrimo, … Continue reading Wrapping Up and Starting Fresh
Look guys, NaNo is huge. It's a massive undertaking that thousands of writers tackle every year. Many find success - hell, I've heard legends about people completing double-NaNo in November (I know, I struggle to comprehend it too!), but more importantly, there's also hundreds (thousands?) of us who don't reach the 50,000 word goal. And … Continue reading When You’re Failing at NaNoWriMo
I pulled another vanishing act this past month or so. Due to personal life struggles, I decided to take a break from... well, everything. I packed a bag and went away for two weeks, ignoring all social media so I could focus on myself for a while. It was much needed and properly enjoyed, but … Continue reading Disappearing Act
Honestly, a lot of authors notes are... well, decidedly boring. They're often just called Acknowledgements these days I think, and very few people pause to read them. There are however, some gems out there. I found these a while ago: I honestly can't wait to write a creative, witty authors note of my own! … Continue reading The Authors Note
Most of you probably haven't noticed, but I've been somewhat absent these past few weeks, with few original posts and many re-blogs of other people's content, and I've certainly missed a number of weekly WIP posts. You probably didn't notice. I've at least managed to stay somewhat active in twitter, even posting to facebook on … Continue reading Where the hell have I been?
You may or (more likely) may not have noticed I haven't written any of my own posts in the past two weeks. It's supposed to be week three of Camp NaNoWriMo, but I'd say I'm official down and out for the count. This past week - yes, an entire week - I've been in bed, … Continue reading WIP Thursday?
Microfiction is such a fascinating form of story telling. With a finite number of words, every syllable is vital. In my post Story Classifications, I discuss typical length of microfiction and the 6 word story. In reality, we see microfiction all the time. You see, microfiction is rarely (if ever?) a complete start-to-finish story - … Continue reading On Microfiction