Digging Deep to Write Every Day


A writing teacher once told me that the only real way to write, to be a serious writer, is to write every day. To dedicate yourself to the cause. Working from home makes this goal a lot easier, but there are days when finding that motivation is tough. But - I've learned to "dig deep," …

In the sky. Not a plane.


In the sky. Not a plane. I saw it with my own eyes, coming down, whirling. I ran, not away from it, but towards. From it grew a mammoth garden; flowers and vines, trees and roots. I built a house there of stone, and lived under leaves, until a great wind came and blew the …

What’s the One Book Ending You Always Remember?


Does the ending the really make the book? I was reading one from the vault on Book Riot and I'm torn. On one hand, you can have a mind-blowing book with an ending that's lacking (even if only on a personal level); you enjoy the read, but the ending isn't quite what you'd hoped. I …

My Online Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novel is Teaching Me Things


It's going well so far. I'm really enjoying writing it, treating each 'chapter' as a little exercise in flash-ish fiction, and also working out the bigger story picture and how to tell in terms of the characters (probably the part I love most about writing!). It's strange how online writing and publishing is completely different …

Last Darkness, Last Earth – First 3 Chapters Now Live!


Exciting news! The first three chapters (plus the three opening prologues) of my online sci-fi narrative, Last Darkness, Last Earth, are now live! Here's an excerpt: From the black depths of space, they come. Gargantuan ships hovering shapes against the dark haze. In the night, she watches them from her window. They each remind her …

Last Darkness & Fairy Tale Fantastica!


And I've been neglecting my blog a little! This isn't to say, however, that I haven't been writing. Since last year, I've been working adamantly on my novel, Victory of the People (literary crime), as well as a couple of new short stories And ... I've successfully launched my two new blogs! They've been in …