Well, I've just started on my one and only coffee for the day, and ... realised just how difficult things can be before that moment. Coffee doesn't save me, it doesn't perk me, it doesn't actually do anything, but the day will not kick into gear without it. I'm not a junky. It's only one. … Continue reading Who are you?
We're finally there. Here, I mean. In a moment when I count up all the events, achievements, failure, surprises, shocks, and - yes, wait for it - promises. I can't just do the one year, so here's two. I'm not going to tell you about some of the things, because ... well, because I'm just … Continue reading Made it! 2018 Aims & Claims
The most important thing to learn is this: mastery of any craft only comes after the (who said this?) 10,000 hours of practical effort under the guidance of those who know and have mastered the skill. What it means is we learn from experience, from the doing of something while taking advice from those we … Continue reading A Review
From Google (of course): a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. That's an allegory. That's what the new novel is: Fantasy-allegory along the lines of Animal Farm, but contemporary. And even though I know it's not going to be the cup-o-tea for many … Continue reading Allegory – what’s that?!
Of Agoness by iArtichokeu. We appreciate the feedback, the comments, the honesty - and I promise wholeheartedly to take on board the issues raised. As a reader, I always want to get the best out of a story, and I also want to do that as a writer - every reader owns the story as … Continue reading A Review …
Of course, I'm referring to it because it's in the title of my last novel (YA Fantasy): Equine Neophyte of the Blood Desert. The blurb: Neesa is an orphan girl who dreams of escape from servitude in the City of the Wall and the cruel Master of Gold – to chase her dream of the … Continue reading How Could I Resist that Word? Neophyte …
Who will be the Overlord of Magic? And this is the first instalment of the NanoWriMo project: Scene 1 (first draft, of course). Copyright Cage Dunn 2017. They rounded the corner and pulled up in a puff of dust. The entrance was blocked by a fenced and funnelled entrance, and the only way … Continue reading Kraken, Dragon, Cat – aka – Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile
Tomorrow is 1 Nov (at least in this part of the world) so I will be head-down and bum-up doing the NaNo project. Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but that'll change as it goes on. So, here goes with the initiating idea: Kraken, Dragon, Cat aka Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile Who will be … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017 Project
Which have absolutely nothing to do with what I'm doing now. It is nothing to do with what I need to do. It is nothing - nothing - nothing to do with how I feel about spending so much time and effort learning a new program (software), and then finding it FAILS me at critical moments … Continue reading Orangutans and Cow-Pats
Published last night. It's in my 'new' trademark of Fantasy, this time YA (same as Agoness). Equine Neophyte of the Blood Desert (Smashwords and Amazon ) Trapped into potential slavery, no choices. Neesa plans her escape, prepares for the day she can be free to make her own choices. But on the day of Allocation, she’s accused of … Continue reading Equine Neophyte of the Blood Desert