Did you know I'm a writer? It's true. Sort of. I write stories, and when they're finished I check them - I call it RRR for Review, Revise, Rewrite. Part of that process includes checking for things that need approval from someone, somewhere. Those things get noted and requests get sent. And I wait. Sometimes, … Continue reading Hold That Thought!
(of the Wees in Pee, is what I means) Try saying that five times! Yes, it's update time. For what? For this: What on earth is that? look to the link below: https://mythsofthemirror.com/2019/02/27/8-reasons-to-love-a-ninny-rhino/ And I have to be honest, because the only person I'd be lying to is myself, so here it is, the evidence … Continue reading The Soggy, Squishy, Centre Sag Syndrome
Do you know what it is? I mentioned it in a story, and for some reason, people who saw it don't seem to know what it is. Ever seen one of the hula-dancing girls on the dash of a car? Or the dog? I tried to find a picture of one, but couldn't find a … Continue reading The Noddy Dog
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
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 —–!
The outer mask, presented to the world on a daily basis, is as normal as can be. The hidden side, the real person who doesn't dare present to the light what shouldn't be seen, is darker than a black moon. Who would want to think that the nice person next door, down the street, sitting … Continue reading In Plain Sight
At the beginning of the year I made a plan for 2018. And now it's June. It's the middle of my plan - do I dare look at the plan and see how I've done? Of course - I'm a masochist, love to inflict pain on myself - and I have to measure the tread … Continue reading Mid-year blues – or reviews?
Probably not what you expect. I'm sure most writers understand the fight or flight response. But guess what? There are three responses. Yep, three. What are they? Fight, flight and freeze. And they each lead into each other. The freeze response is usually the first. It's the immediate gut reaction, that hard knot that stops … Continue reading F, F, ‘n F
It was a rude question, in my opinion. Not the words said, but the way she said them. "How many?" she squeaked. "Don't you have enough to do? Isn't one book at a time enough? What about the presentations you do?" "Did - the kid's taking that over now." "Still, three courses, and while you're … Continue reading How Many?
Here is a part-quote from a first reader about the new story (Not On The Cards): I enjoyed the book. It read like a short story -- very fast paced, very focused on plot. I got caught up in Chiri's desires. Isn't that what every writer wants to hear? Thank you, M. Ooh! And I … Continue reading A Storyteller’s Life