The secret lives of characters

Characters in books are real people. They are born from the mind of an author who observes the people around them. Their inner writer, the always vigilant note taker, keeps an eye out for interesting personalities, quirks, idiosyncrasies, habits, sayings, mannerisms and everything in between. Writers may copy and paste an entire real life personality…

Writing Challenge: Blue Smoke

My name is Timmy Reynolds and i am age 6. mum gave me a diery so i could write my thougts in it every day. she says i am clever for my age. teachers at school dont like me. miss Gregs says i am a buzy body and a no it all. but miss Foster…

Story Bounce – The Amulet of Boon!

When I posted the Story Bounce idea I had no idea anything would happen, at best I thought a few people might leave random comments but after it was highlighted on The Daily Post things just went Wooosh! The story telling folk swung by and added their slice of fiction to the story, and my…

The Tandem Story

About 6 months ago I was idly browsing a funny pictures site because I had a lot to do that day and didn’t want to get started on any of it. I was locked into that weird semi-hypnotic state of: scroll page, click funny picture, chuckle, scroll page, scroll page, click next (4 of 8,982)…

Fiction Review: Under The Dome

Before I get into the swing of this review I should point out that I’m a big Stephen King fan. I find his characters are incredibly well-developed, his plots are well thought out in the majority of his works, with some exceptions (Geralds Game springs to mind) and he has that unique knack of drawing…