Category Archives: Writing and Blogging

The Curse of Time: Pre-Publication News

I am having a bit of a break through in terms of my publishing plans: First I’ve changed the name of my manuscript from The Krystallos Cottage to The Curse of Time. This has had quite an impact on the … Continue reading

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Writespiration #94: Condense Your Novel Into 3 Sentences

Writespiration: Condense Your Novel into Three Sentences In Sacha’s words: So, your challenge this week is to boil your plot down to its simplest form. This isn’t marketing 101, don’t try an sell me your book like a pitch sentence. This is purely about plot. Tell me … Continue reading

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Writespiration : The Non-Binary Prom

I’m taking part in Sacha Black’s Writespiration writing prompt. https://sachablack.co.uk/2016/07/27/writespiration-93-underwater-ballroom/ Here’s what Sacha asked us to do this week: Your challenge this week is to set a piece of flash fiction under water. Write a story in less than 200 … Continue reading

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How Not to Get Overwhelmed: Picking Your Publishing Platform(s)

Originally posted on Fiction by Rachael Ritchey:
This is the sixth article in the series: How Not to Get Overwhelmed with Indie Publishing. Below is the list, including links to the subjects we’ve already covered. Today’s topic is publishing platforms. These apply…

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Writespiration 91: The Hug You’ve Always Wanted

This week I’m joining in with Sacha Black’s Writespiration. The prompt is the hug you’ve always wanted. This short edited excerpt to be 200 words is from my current YA WIP, The Curse of Time,  which I’m currently editing. The main … Continue reading

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Writing Narrative Endings – Infographic…

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
Extract from an article by Kristine Nannini – elementary school teacher, curriculum writer, educational blogger, and founder of Young Teacher Love. How many writing pieces have you read with the words THE…

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Writespiration#99: Burnt Edges – Suicide Burns

  I’m glad I came across this prompt via Sacha Black for her  Flash Writespiration – Burnt Edges, I was looking for a writing stimulus for a competition I’m thinking of entering and burnt edges was it. I read a very sad blog … Continue reading

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The Writer Q & A Tag

Thank you very much to James Fahy author of The Changeling series and Hell’s Teeth for nominating me to take part in The Writer Q & A Tag. Do check out his blog: James Fahy Author, and follow him on … Continue reading

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#WQWWC : Fantasy

For Colleen  and Ronovan’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge,  #WQWWC –  I’m sharing two quotes, one about the nature of fantasy, and the other about Time. I’ve also written a poem, which I’ve called If Only Time.. The  poem is inspired by  my … Continue reading

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#BlogBattle: Week 59 – Voice

  It has been an age since I joined in #BlogBattle and I’ve missed it but I’ve been very busy editing my manuscript so I have a bit of an excuse! Anyway, this week the prompt word just seemed to speak … Continue reading

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