NoNo to the NaNo

NaNo WriMo is just around the corner again. And thanks to Sam here, I got reminded about it again. I tried to do it last year not truly understanding just how work was going to pick up for me. My part job stopped being quite as part time. I did manage to knock out 25000 […]

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Murder your darlings

I remember a few months ago Sam and I took a knife to one of our stories and brutally murdered it. At the time I was filled with emotions, stories that we had created over the space of a year were just gone, no more, Jaidee and Baen ceased to even know each other and […]

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17 million reader views, oh my!

I saw another article yesterday about the newest internet sensation writer. http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/7702599/Teen-writer-lands-six-figure-deal Don’t get me wrong I’m happy for her….well sort of, okay I’m downright jealous. 17 million reader views WOW WOW WOW. I just about died the day this blog got 70 views in one day. I am curious as to how people make […]

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Well smeg

So I had pointed out to me that the little orphan story I published had a high level of swearing in it compared to a lot of my writing. I also happened across a post on swearing and then proceeded to read a few others. I admit, there is swearing in what I write. Well […]

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Orphaned Stories – Averly

So once more Peter Dawes is to blame for a blog post. One might wonder if I have a mild infatuation going on here, but shhhh Peter might get a big head if he heard. *insert a wink and a laugh here* But today the reason is orphaned stories, you can read Peter’s blog post […]

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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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