I’ve finally reached 1000 followers. Thank you to every one who follows my blog. An even bigger thank you to those who read it, a far smaller but select group. I’ve been very bad recently at reading other peoples blogs. Something I shall try and rectify and some how make the time. Thank you again, […]Read more "1000 followers"
Last week I posted an article, saying my dream is over. It was click bate I wanted to get people to think I had given up writing. If you read the article it refers to me being a tennis star. The article worked my traffic to my blog increased it was the best day this […]Read more "The dream isn’t really over"
As some of you know about eight weeks ago I feel down some stairs and broke my arm. If it had been a normal break I should be healed by now, unfortunately it wasn’t. Lots of people have been asking about it and up to now I have been a bit vague about it. Mainly […]Read more "It’s over, my dream has been crushed"
Now there is a bit of irony here as I was thinking about this before I put my right hand out of action. I don’t know where I about read the idea, it’s not mine so I apologise for not crediting it. There is a great deal to be said for writing your first draft […]Read more "Advise from an unpublished Author – Writing by hand"
This week’s writing prompt has arrived. I’m off on my holidays, so the next prompt will be on 5th September or possibly the after that. That means you have lots of time for inspiration to strike. This week’s prompt is: “Just one more pill at it will change everything.” The rules, well guidelines; It can […]Read more "Wednesday Writing Prompt – this time you have longer to think of something."
O.K. that was a bit of a lie. I’ve not completely finished. What I have done is finished the re-write/edit. When I started, it was a mere slip of a thing with 63K words now it has a mammoth 98K bulging (I hope) with sub plots, read herrings and hints of what’s to come. So, […]Read more "I’ve finally finished my book!"
I have another prompt for this week. I had a bad night on Saturday and had to take the strong tablets and had a very odd dream; “That door wasn’t there before!” The rules, well guidelines; It can be about anything you like You can treat it as a one sentence, 100 words or 500-word […]Read more "It’s Wednesday – It’s writing prompt time!"
I was inspired to write this article as a response to the excellent article written by Ben Blake. Now I have always liked Ben both as an author and a person but in this case, he is wrong. Sorry Ben. He states that fighting in sci-fi film is unrealistic, more akin to dog fights in […]Read more "Magic and Sci-fi – Ben Blake is Wrong!"
I have another drug (prescription only!) induced writing prompt. Last week two others join in. I was very touched I didn’t expect anyone too. After this weeks prompt I’ll link last weeks efforts including my own. I should also add because I’ve left writing this to the last minute and pain wise I’m not having […]Read more "Another Wednesday Writing prompt"
I used to have a really nice garden, my lodger at the time, Tom helped me lick into shape. Then I got married moved out of the flat and rented it to my foster son. This was a bad move on many levels. One of those mistakes was he didn’t look after the garden, By […]Read more "I have my garden back"