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December Book Haul!!!
2022-12-28 11:48
I don’t usually post book hauls because I’m not particulary active in the bookish community (Is that a thing?) and I don’t surf Best Sellers for my next read of choice, so… Read More
2022-11-30 16:30
National Novel Writing Month has officially come to a close. It’s time to reflect, be positive, and carry on. The Inevitable Anti-Climax Of Finishing NaNoWriMo Here’s something I… Read More
2022-11-23 10:11
We're officially heading into the final week of National Novel Writing Month 2022. That's the final seven days, people! The chance for one last push to get over the 50k finish line or comple… Read More
2022-11-09 11:19
Hello again everyone. Eh, isn’t this strange? Weekly connected life updates? I feel like a proper blogger now. Next I’ll be posting pictures of my cat. Anyway, it’s over a… Read More
2022-11-02 11:19
Those of you who read my 5 Signs NaNoWriMo Might Not Be For You and 10 Pros and Pitfalls To Know This National Novel Writing Month might be wondering... wtf am I doing NaNoWriMo again if I t… Read More
2022-10-26 13:00
Horror story featuring gore and hair loss. TW: Hemophobia, trichophobia, and peladophobia. For 18+ Read More
2022-08-31 11:50
Have you built your author platform on shaky ground? I've noticed some worrying traps aspiring authors are falling into - and I know because I'm an aspiring author who has fallen into thes… Read More
2022-08-24 11:10
When I started sharing the research that’s going into my novels, the first strange tidbit I talked about was robots who love you back. This was for a science fiction novel I was workin… Read More
2022-06-29 11:20
Choosing a genre as a writer, to me, has always felt a little pointless. My somewhat ambiguous process is to get an idea, develop it, and see what genre fits the story - not the other way ro… Read More
2022-05-25 12:41
A little while ago I submitted my super villain story My Masked Lady for publication in a small online e-zine. As you can guess from the title of this post, it wasn't accepted. This marks my… Read More
My Masked Lady
2022-05-18 08:52
A supervillain story: In a world full of masked heroes and villains, two enemies meet to negotiate the fate of a stolen child Read More
2021-09-30 20:16
It ended with two bodies on Mars. Their bleached flesh was sucked stiff against their bones. Eyeless sockets stared through matching glass helmets. Many years of consumption had brought us t… Read More
Why 2020’s NaNoWriMo Will Be Different
2020-10-31 21:07
Earlier tonight, Boris Johnson announced that the UK would be going to a second national lockdown. I know people across the country will be devastated – friends included – but I… Read More
2020-07-05 18:52
The floorboard by the bed creaks. Soft footfall moves away, growing quieter and quieter until… Another creak. This one is more of a groan. A throaty groan that means they are at the d… Read More
2020-06-14 14:49
I embody my worst fear as a writer. I’ve got books on my shelf with bookmarks in the middle and I don’t have any idea when or if I’ll pick them up again. If I’m aband… Read More
2020-03-23 17:22
Author’s Note: I finished this in September 2019 for a contest, leaving it off my blog until the results. Now I’ve decided to post it. I don’t usually include warnings… Read More
What My 2019 Reading Challenge Taught Me
2020-01-05 15:40
Happy New Year, everyone! At the start of 2019, I posted 5 New Year Resolutions for Writers. Since it has been 12 months (12 MONTHS?!) – here’s a refresher: Writers should be the… Read More
2019-11-10 10:01
You’re always saying I should have more confidence. Not to be hard on myself, that you believe in me. My journey is only beginning. I’ll grow and improve with time. You promise y… Read More
POEM: Sickness
2019-10-20 15:16
Thick fingers grip my throat. Cold settles around me, The dark keeps me company. Though I was sure I shut the door before I slept, Dark shadows lean in, I stumble to my feet, shut the door… Read More
2019-10-13 18:10
“I’m going to find you and smash your skull in.” The call ended with a clatter. She didn’t have time to process what happened. The next customer was fed through… Read More
2019-10-06 09:38
It was a terrible decision to rent that place. The photographs mislead me. Dirty advertising tricks. Do not misunderstand. The place is bright and clean. No stains. No insects. I checked man… Read More
When Do Writers Go Too Far?
2019-09-22 08:35
Every writer knows a story needs conflict. Audiences and readers tend to agree, but sometimes conflict can go too far. Too graphic. Too dark. Too violent. Things that make us cringe, shake o… Read More
2019-09-15 15:17
A couple of weeks ago I talked about my writery-woes and mentioned a contest I planned to enter. Well, I decided on a idea. Drafted. Edited. Drafted some more. Lost my confidence. Got it bac… Read More
2019-09-01 14:44
I’m trying to commit to a weekly blog post, since my old schedule (Once every two weeks) was a little slow. I’ve gotten new followers, more views and likes, so I can say it&rsquo&hell…Read More
SUPER Short Stories: Horror Collection
2019-08-25 07:44
Here’s some more super short stories that didn’t fit with the others, because these ended up quite creepy! If you like these, check out my stories Home Not Safe and Artifici… Read More
2019-08-18 07:34
These were inspired by the single-sentence/six word stories by other WordPress users. They’re not quite six words, but I think they’re worth sharing. Enjoy! You can find the head… Read More
2019-08-11 12:26
The first chapter of Tim Bowler’s Frozen Fire is pretty good, and with an opening line like “I’m dying.” it’s hard not to be. That’s right, it&r&hell…Read More
2019-08-04 10:21
“Would you like to see outside?” She shows no change of expression, save for her eyes narrowing. “Outside?” She didn’t understand. He could see it in her face… Read More
2019-07-07 14:59
“Seen my husband? Edward Landry. He died in a car accident ’bout twenty years ago.” Clients will ask about deceased loved ones. Redirect. Redirect. Redirect. That was… Read More
2019-05-26 09:34
Barely five minutes away from school Ava asks, “Why don’t you and Daddy love each other anymore?” The steering wheel is damp under my sweaty hands, “Sometimes people… Read More
2019-04-21 12:00
A mother rabbit, buzzing with zest, spied on four speckled eggs in a nest. With the hawk away, she took her chance and climbed branch to branch up to the very top of the tree and grabbed all… Read More
Does The Quality Of A Story Really Matter?
2019-04-07 08:00
We say we want a well-written story, that perfectly balances theme, character development, and plot. But is that really what we want? When the average person says a story is good, what they… Read More
2019-02-14 20:00
Annabel crossed the bridge over the canal, narrowly avoiding the splash from a couple of merboys wrestling in the water. Lacuboys, not merboys, she corrected herself. A life time o… Read More
Write A Great Opener – BABY DRIVER
2019-01-20 17:34
Writers often struggle to write the opening of their story, but looking at an example never hurts. Last time, we looked at 2016’s Emmy Nominee Mr. Robot. Today, we’re l… Read More
5 New Year Resolutions For Writers
2018-12-29 19:42
1. Read a book a month Writers should be the most enthusiastic readers, but let’s be honest, a lot of us either put it off or don’t make the time. But a book a month? That’… Read More

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