From Hook To Book
Writerly (and research) Influences
This week, as part of my Master’s subject Reflective Practice and Exegesis, we’re compiling a research archive. Instead of making it all about our WIP, we can focus on any subject, collection, or a theme of our choosing. I’m using China – more specifically my 2006 trip to live and work … Read More
Writing Organically – I can do it!
I’ve just had the revelatory experience of reading back over some of my notebooks kept from the beginnings of my novel. Strange. And enlightening. I’m amazed how much has changed. Character names, story tracks, the intention, definitely the outcome. A little history: I started writing this novel as part of Year … Read More
Ideas Beget Ideas – The Creative Process
Isn’t it amazing how a little boost of possibility and creativity sends the imagination into overdrive? A few weeks ago, I began to fret that I had no definite idea on what I was going to write next. Don’t writers have their next idea forming in their minds in the … Read More
Dumb Economy – What are we doing to our libraries and librarians?
Good grief, people. I’m dismayed. A trip to my local library and they’ve installed an automatic book checkout. What the…? What is the world coming to? I can understand auto checkouts in hotels. I’ll even say (after my initial refusal to use them) that auto checkouts at the supermarket can be … Read More
Changing Yesterday – Guest blog by Sean McMullen
I am delighted to welcome guest blogger and award winning SF and fantasy author Sean McMullen to my blog. Sean shares some of his historical research techniques, as well as the challenges when weaving plot with the limits of the times and technology of 1901. My latest novel, Changing Yesterday is set in … Read More
End of a Passionate Affair
The relationship is almost over. The writing is on the wall, or should I say the page. Love affairs. Knowing they’re over and accepting, so difficult. Being ready to let go, harder. You see it coming, but hang on. Hardly believing after so long together it can possibly be coming … Read More