What do canoeing, Gaia, the 17th century and the future have in common? They are all featured in my current writing projects. It’s been a while since I mentioned my actual writing and today I feel the need to clarify where I’m at and where I’m heading with these four projects. The clarification if for … Read moreCanoeing, Gaia, the 17th Century and the Future
I found myself thinking about book covers yesterday afternoon, as I visualised my unpublished books on the shelf of a book shop. 🙂 Whispering Caves isn’t finished yet, but I have always had an image in my mind that I associate with the cover. However, Cat’s Eyes is finished and because of that, I concentrated … Read moreFrom A Child’s View
Resuming work after a nice break is always difficult, but it has to be done if food is going to be put on the table. Today, I returned to work after a break of almost three weeks. *sigh* However, I won’t dwell on that. Let me tell you what I’ve been doing – in terms … Read moreTiddlyWiki
CatKid by Brian James is a series for young readers – I’d say 7 to 9 year olds. I borrowed a couple of them from the library in a batch of books I wanted to read for research. I picked “I’m No Fraidy Cat” because the title reminded me specifically of one of our cats … Read moreResearch: Comparing Young Reader Books
This week I’ve been too caught up in promoting the online book launch party for the anthology to do any writing. However, the weekend is here and I refuse to let spare hours in the day not be put to good use. Let’s talk about writing for a change. The first draft of Mirror Image … Read moreGetting Inside Your Character’s Head
As I stated yesterday, my weakness is passive sentences. The following links were supplied to me by one of the critters who felt I might benefit from them. Active and Passive Verbs Passive Voice Past Continuous I’m sharing them with you, in case you could benefit too.
The best way not to lose a link is by placing it here, which is something I do often (as you’ve probably noticed). Cat’s Eyes is set in caves and this link on Karst Topography gives heaps of information on how these types of caves are formed, and more links, that might be useful to … Read moreKarst Topography
During my short spurt of research, I’ve discovered heaps about volcanoes. It’s been a great learning experience, and I now know that what I plan for my story will be realistic. I was afraid that after I had finished the story, people “in the know” would turn around and say “that isn’t possible”. Here are … Read moreMore on Volcanoes