They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. We will remember them. Lest we forget.
After a three day marathon rewrite of my latest short story, I’ve decided to give myself a two day much deserved break. I probably wrote for a period of, at least, 24 hours in those three days. I rewrote the first two thirds of the story and edited the remaining third, but the results were … Read moreTaking a Breather
About a week ago I was nominated by Struggling Writer for a Thinking Blogger Award, which was a lovely surprise. I’ve had webspace on the internet since 2002, but I’ve only been blogging since about mid 2004. I’ve moved a couple of times and a lot has been said in that time, but I’m proud … Read moreThinking Blogger Award
I’m the type of person who generally thinks before they speak. Naturally, I do put my foot in my mouth sometimes and regret it instantly. I do react to certain situations too, but doesn’t everyone. However, generally speaking I’m cautious of the words I use in general conversation. I never deliberately set out to hurt … Read moreA Writing Record
by Lea Schizas No, not conflict of interest…not conflict within your being…but conflict found in a story. What exactly is conflict in a story? Simple…a problem/obstacle your main character needs to overcome by the end of the story. Think of it as your engine that drives your car forward. Without one your car remains idle, … Read moreGrab Your Reader With Conflict
Today is Friday the 13th. For some, it’s an unlucky day. They spend the day hiding in the shadows, avoiding contact with other people and not daring to venture outside. For me it’s been a good day all round. For starters, it was my day off. Now that’s gotta be a good thing. Then, I … Read moreFriday the 13th, Unlucky for Some
Belated Happy Easter to everyone! I hope you haven’t made yourselves sick on eating too much chocolate. I’ve been very good this year and have only had one chocolate item all weekend. 😀 I know Easter is meant to be religious, but for me it’s just a four day holiday from work…and an extra short … Read moreChocolate Eggs, Untitled Short & Harry Potter
by Catherine Jinks The following is an excerpt from the book Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks: Published by Harcourt Children’s Books; May 2007;$17.00US; 978-0-15-205988-1 Copyright © 2007 Catherine Jinks One Cadel Piggott was just seven years old when he first met Thaddeus Roth. Dr. Roth worked in a row house near Sydney Harbor. The house … Read moreExcerpt: Evil Genius