Mucking about in or on the water is what I love to do when not writing. This was our first family effort at video making – more enthusiasm than skill! As part of a completely different project, I’m going to have to upgrade my skills in the filming and editing of video footage, and hopefully … More Surfing Selfies
I won’t deny it – like the writers mentioned in this post, I’m not much for short stories, although as a kid, I loved Roald Dahl’s collection of creepy tales. As reader and writer, big books are my comfort zone, but I do agree that writing short stories/flash is a great way to stretch yourself, and I’ve read … More Keep Your Shorts On!
In my case, that is. Last night I had an overwhelming craving for chocolate cake. Not any old cake, but my special chocolate cake. The one that turns out like the picture here. The one that I had to join a suburban housewives’ cult for, and swear never to divulge the super-secret-cult-recipe. There may even … More When to plot, and when not: chocolate, anyone?
You’ve probably seen them around and about – lists of ‘attributes’ to select from, the aim being to develop your character, to give them more depth, round them out, and a dozen other things we writers are supposed to do for these people inhabiting our stories. Now, I know some good people who offer those … More Characters: why you need this hero
Originally posted on Dropped Pebbles:
Today, I am excited beyond words to introduce to you Piper E McDermot. We met a while ago through the reader-reviewer service known as Authonomy. Piper’s writing is truly some of the most beautiful, visual and sensory I’ve read in ages. But more than that, Piper is a beautiful and…
I’ve been thinking – who is this site really for? In the short-term, it’s another of those ‘must have’ items on a writer’s list, along with Facebook author page, book page, Twitter, Google+ and all the other means of cyber-connection that build online ‘platforms’. Medium term, hopefully I can attract a few writing buddies and friendly … More Expectation & Desire : Cultivating Fans, Not Just “Readers”
Piper set out on the quest to create that magical, mysterious thing known as an online platform. Since this is really a test post to kick-start my foray into the blogging world, how about I just add a pretty picture for you to enjoy, from the master, Jim Fitzpatrick. Well … it’s probably just me that will enjoy it … More In the beginning…