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
In a physical sense. I'm back. There's two-inch thick dust on the surfaces (because I didn't cover them!); there's an almost-dead garden (I didn't arrange for anyone to water and it's been HOT!); there's not enough time before Christmas to do everything that needs doing! It's Nan's fault. Yes, I know. She's a nonagenarian. I shouldn't … Continue reading It’s All Coming Back …
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?!
Not a proper launch yet, and I haven't updated the page for publications, but it's done, and e-published. Who Will Rule Magic? Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs. Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile. A Fantasy Allegory along the lines of Animal Farm (but contemporary, and maybe even better), but be careful, you may not survive beyond the last words. … Continue reading It’s Alive!!!!
Yep. Got the official badge today, 20 November 2017. Winner. Wanna see? Here 'tis: Of course, I can't get at the goodies I want yet - have to wait 'til 1 Dec (oh, no! I want it now!). So, what to do after all the bally-hoo? Well, I think I may have promised to get … Continue reading The Madness that Befalls a NaNoWriMo Winner!
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 …
Well, this is a dubious tactic to get my word out. You see, I've been reading a few doggy and animal stories in the last few days, and I wanted to let you in on a secret. It's a biggie, so don't tell. Anyone. I love critters. Dogs, cats, horses, cockies; oh, yeah, even kids … Continue reading The Animals
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 …
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