The power of a character

Characters have a way of getting into your head and not just the ones we create ourselves, or even the ones we interact with if we role play or write with another person. Characters we read about and come across get in our heads too. Well in my opinion, the strong well developed characters do. […]

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To write or not to write

Welcome to Monday morning, at least here in the land of Oz, well no…that’s across the big watery ditch, this is Middle Earth, Narnia, or I could be boring and just call it New Zealand. Today marks the return to normal life, and work. I’ve had two glorious weeks off and look at all I […]

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Get lost with me?

I write because I have to let the voices within have free reign (#thevoicesarereal) but also because of this picture. It came up on Facebook yesterday and I shared it with the note “This is what I want to do.” Because for me that will be the mark that I am a good writer, if […]

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FINISHED!?!?!?!?!

So I am lost for words. I have finished the first draft of Nyssa’s story and I do not know the words to describe how I feel. I can’t remember how I felt when I finished the first draft of Eiridis 6 years ago but this I think is different. I am just… really I […]

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The "look" Challenge

So my dear friend Peter Dawes tagged me with this my first ever blog challenge. The challenge is to : Take your current manuscript and find the first instance of the word “look”. Then post the surrounding paragraphs as an excerpt of the book on your blog. Lastly, tag five more blogging authors who you think […]

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Just do it

What is that you are asking? Well maybe not, most of you I’m sure worked it out straight away and made a little scoffing noise in your throat. For those of you confused, that my dears is a round tuit. It’s a pretty cool looking one I must say. I’ve been meaning to a get […]

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I wrote one word today

  So today I wrote something. One word. Love. I wrote it on my wrist in support, along with many other people, for those who suffer from the darker thoughts, who might or have thought about hurting themselves or ending their life. I have. It’s not really a secret, I’ve been open about it. Not […]

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Sit down and write

Okay so I might have stolen this from Neil Gaiman’s tumblr. But it was what I needed to see this morning when I was looking through my downloads folder. And what do you know, I followed the advice and I wrote 4007 words in one sitting. And that included getting distracted at times by the […]

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The rules of writing

So I’ve been reading this article http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one, I’m not finished yet but since it has Neil Gaiman mentioned I’m reading it. Now there are a lot of rules that people will throw around; ones that I’ve noticed that most writers have broken themselves, except one that seems to be the best advice for a would […]

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You should be writing

So I found this on twitter or facebook one day and I posted it up on tumblr and it’s one of my most noted posts thus far. It seems to be a message that most of us can appreciate. And well I tend to get a bit distracted at times with things like tumblr and […]

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