On Sunday night, we experienced a bad storm and you can read more about that here. Here’s the damage report. We rent so the structural damage isn’t our problem. The landlord will be arranging for those things I mentioned in my previous post to be fixed. However, our personal belongings are a different matter. We … Read moreDamage Report
The blogosphere is an ever growing place. In the past year or two, blogs have become the favourite way to maintain a website. Why? Because it’s so easy to add information and most templates look fantastic with a bit of tweaking. Also, there’s no coding to do, hence it saves time. Yet, over recent weeks, … Read moreThe Blogosphere
I live in a draught stricken country, but last night we saw a storm that gave us more water than our “system” could manage. The thunderstorm struck around 7pm. It hit fast and hard. The water tumbled down in torrents. It grew instantly dark. However, we were inside. The sounds of thunder and rain has … Read moreFlooded
I started reading Shimmer by Kathryn Deans. She’s an Australian writer (by night) and works in a bank by day. Now, this is no reflection on the writer or the book, but…I stopped reading it. I’m not all that keen on trolls, ogres, dwarves, elves – and this story has all of them. I only … Read moreShimmer
Editing means that we try to make our story as flowing and reader friendly as possible. It means that we take away the confusion of awkward sentences, bad grammar and spelling and allow our readers to enjoy the story. Constant mistakes will distract the reader and eventually they will focus on how terrible we write, … Read moreWhy do we edit?
I have a few polished short stories, but all of them are for adults. Yet I recently decided to write for children. Hmm, it’s good to be able to write for different age groups, but as I will be attempting to find a publisher for my chapter book later in the year I thought it … Read moreIn the Shower
Are you stuck? Are you finding it difficult to put words to paper? Maybe it’s time to turn your focus to something else for a short time. Here are some exercises to help you start writing again. Don’t worry about quality, just focus on getting words on paper. Let your imagination go wild and just … Read moreGetting over the Hurdles
The cover of The Pit by Ann Pilling captured my attention straight away. I knew by the “bird man” that the plot involved the plague and I was right. Briefly, the book is about Oliver, who lives in London. He’s a 12 year old boy who has a fascination with all things spooky – horror … Read moreBook Review: The Pit