The rumble in his stomach was the loudest sound despite the gravel tapping his head and shoulders. Kano raised his hands to protect his face. Where was he? He wasn’t near the black rock. Not far away. The split of the gorge was visible in the otherwise dune-like ridges in the landscape, but only the … Continue reading Diaballein, Chapter 3
2. Nine-thousand, five hundred square kilometres of lake. Millions of birds. No people. The perfect setting for Eyza. She lifted the flap of the tent and stared out at the reflection of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre, breathed in the silence and solitude. Clear sky. No rain today. Maybe she should forget to pack her rain gear. … Continue reading Diaballein, Chapter 2
Who wouldn’t love this? I certainly do! Have a look-see at the bakery bears
I’ve spoken before about my attempts at creating a picture book, and how I’ve proceeded with the Bakery Bears, to the point where the two little books I’ve created out of the set pictures and responses that I had available to work with.
Well, they are both listed on Amazon as available for pre-order with a release date at end-July.
I must be lucky in my choice of categories for these books, because poetry isn’t among the, A little chat with a group of bears didn’t feel like it could be called poetry, so I focused on Kid’s book categories because you have to list somewhere, right?
I love that little yellow ribbon.
If you would like to pre-order a copy just to see, here is a link.
Wow. Just wow.
https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B07X287LRK&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_67b3EbV39J3RM Or here: Books2Read 1. The ghost gums didn’t respond to the movement in the ground. They retained stillness, leaves held tight. Not a branch cracked, nor a twig dropped, not a single exhalation of breath escaped the stomata. The trunks glimmered. The dual light of the moon and its reflection on the still water … Continue reading Diaballein
This isn't a post. It's a terrifying moment. There are a lot of people on the wires, pictures of hundreds and thousands of people in close proximity, doing something powerful. Some are wearing masks, some not. But some of the people wearing masks don't cover the nose! It might be fine if the nose was … Continue reading The Noses!
There are so many shows on telly and other tubes about houses, restoration, renovations, and so on, that I don't expect to see some of the things I see. Looking at houses for sale, looking at how people do nice stuff to make their homes attractive, and the things that stick out to me aren't … Continue reading Timber and Decks
No, that's not going to be the title for the story that's been played with in the process posts. It's a gambit I use -- these are the things in the story, these are the things that brought the idea to light. And now I'll give you an opening, from the character who will be … Continue reading Robbers, Roos & Roses
And it's cos Marina asked -- so blame her! Anyway, in case you wanted to read the whole gamut (approx 5k words) of posts (all written on the spur of the moment, off the cuff, so any errors are stuck there now), here they are in one post: An Idea It’s been on the backburner … Continue reading The Story Process Posts From Go to Whoa
[the rest of this discussion is in the earlier posts, starting here] Now that the kid is going to be the MC, let me explain why he's going to be the Main Character. Yes, I call them main characters, rather than any other label. Just habit, and stops any attempt at making them a Mary … Continue reading The Final (Almost) Starting Point
A day or so away from the planning of the story (see earlier posts for the whole process which started here), and I came up with the main thrust of the subtext. The Kid (still nameless, but that will change) wants Dee to sponsor him, he wants her to give him money. That's what he … Continue reading The Deepening of the Need