for a quick-bite post. Looked up all the places I usually go for a bit of a gnaw of meaty inspiration. Fandango has FOWC (but I hate the word ravish -- do people understand the full implications of that word and it's associations? It's one of those words with two meanings at polar opposites:To ravish … Continue reading Looking, Looking, Looking
is here. It's a cool pic, and before the thing that happened last year (and my hair is very long now), 'cos I'm not coming out of my cave until I'm sure that unwelcome visitor is away and gone for good. Or close enough. Anyway, I did an interview. Would you like to read it? … Continue reading Nikky’s Interview …
What -- you do it first? I don't, and there's a reason for that. It's not that I do things back to front, at least not from my perspective. The start is the beat sheets, one for each character in the story, but the main two characters (usually the main character/protagonist and the antagonist) get … Continue reading And Then There was the … Synopsis
Remember the story process posts (combined post here)? Well, that was just the start! What happens next? The next level down for a story plan (yes, it's a real plan, but not a synopsis or outline -- this is a process, my process): Scene Outlines What is a scene outline? This is a bit like … Continue reading What comes after?
The time to take a break and focus on family and friends, which means I'm taking a holiday from the blog (not from writing, but it will be reduced time available). However, before I go I should mention that the Novitiate novella is going free on Amazon around Christmas. Keep an eye on the dates: … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year
For the last few weeks, this is what you've been getting. You get it because I've been chopped up (shoulder surgery) and then put back together (I hope) and need some time to heal and get mobility back on board. It's a slow process, especially with both shoulders now on the road. So, in the … Continue reading Four Times, Yes
The latest story is here! and in Here (the .com link to the 'zon) https://www.amazon.com/Libra-Speculative-Fiction-Inspired-Zodiac-ebook/dp/B08MQN31ND/ I already have my copy, but the sell date is 8 November which means the north of the line residents need to wait a bit longer. Not much longer, just a tiny few hours and it's all there, ready to … Continue reading Proud? Yes.
Not the song, the moon itself is appearing twice in the month. And more exciting, for those who wish to do dastardly scary stories on Halloween, the second full moon is 31 October (we are in Australia, so check your zone -- do you get a blue moon this month?). Halloween will have a full … Continue reading Blue Moon
The new story is up on pre-order, and I tried to take all the advice for making it easy on the reader. I'm not talking only the words that make up the story -- there's a ton of other stuff. For example, I put the blurb/description as part of the eBook these days. This is … Continue reading Make it Easy on the Reader
Did you see the new addition off to the right? Yes, I finished another project. I'll say the genre is Dark Urban Fantasy with touches of metaphysical and horror, but the latter two are there as an indication, not a notice of classic witchcraft or slasher horror. The story is scary, it goes places Dante … Continue reading A New Story in The Month that was, Even While in the Middle of it!