What is the meaning behind the words? What's the moral of the story? You know, the theme - what does it all mean? Which theme is in all the stories? Can I answer that? Do I really know? If I don't, apparently it means I won't be able to market myself - An Author is … Continue reading A Theme-y Meaning
In fact, it's hard work, dedication, and a whip might help. What the hell am I talking about? My role is to tell stories, to write, to produce something that will transport the reader somewhere else, or into someone else for a period of time. I love reading, do it all the time, and it's … Continue reading It’s not cheap, and it’s not easy …
Behind schedule, but you knew that didn't you? Apparently, when you injure things, you have to let them rest or they get worse. So, a bit of rest (please don't look in the window) is called ... slow editing. It's still happening, just not in September. In October it will 'hit the shelves' so to … Continue reading The Horse Story Update:
Oh, my goodness - what a word! I may have said it, but you have to know what the whole phrase means, so, what did I mean when I said, only last week, that I'd tell you the new Title? It means I meant it at the time, of course I did, but I can't … Continue reading Was it a Lie?
WattPad (for the first Act, draft) “I’ll try that,” Hella said. “He did respond to the pinafore I had on last night, and there might be some other clothes here, so I’ll see what I can find — he won’t let me too close, so the brush idea isn’t a good one.” She paused, put a … Continue reading Scene 5 – The Old Woman & the Mad Horse
Anytime you feel bad about procrastinating, recall that Mozart composed the overture to Don Giovanni the morning of the day the opera premiered. It's the thought of the day from bluebirdofbitterness, (and the music is great, too!). I am in the middle of a busy period of procrastination. The story about the old lady and the mad … Continue reading A ‘Borrowed’ Thought …
Some stories are a moment in time, captured and played out like a piece of music. An introduction (maybe), a central section where all the notes are dispersed into the world, and into the finale, the wind-down. There may be no other structure to a MOT story, but they are usually well understood. A mother … Continue reading A Moment in Time
If you read the previous post, it was a link to a question, a need, that comes with the dream of all Indie authors. Where and How do Indie Authors find readers for our works? Simple question. Before you think of coming up with the discussions on sites and publicity, freebies and talks -- wait! … Continue reading Courage, Stupidity, or Cowardice?
Last week saw the finalisation of Picquet. It's done. Published (and on half-price at Smashwords - July only - just in case you didn't know) - with an excerpt at WattPad. Now, that's all well and good, but ... what next? I've struggled with the Wild Hunt story and can't find the passion that's needed. And … Continue reading The Search Is On
That's Review, Revise, Rewrite (not the aaaaaarrrrrrsss you were thinking!). This is the last day (a bit hopeful there, but always the optimist) of that stage for the new story - Picquet. It always takes a while - in the beginning, it was about a week (or two), now it's down to three days. Yep … Continue reading Three R’s And a New —–!