Meet My Character Blog Tour

Fellow Wordsmith Sarah Potter at SarahPotterWrites has tagged me in the Meet My Character Blog Tour, which is pretty damn fabulous! It’s been almost a month since I last posted anything, and I cry your pardon dear blog reader, as I’ve been busy stepping through Imaginationland crafting The Holt, the follow-up to my novel, The…

5 Top Tips to avoid Writer’s Burnout

There are many ways to describe the birthplace of your inspiration – mojo, muse, goddess, inner voice, inner writer, enlightenment, eureka moment and epiphany, to name but a few. When it comes to writing, the phrase “writer’s burnout” can encapsulate that numb sensation experienced when the little guy/girl in your head, who works the levers…

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…

The Range is coming!

That picture above, dear blog reader, is a proud moment for me. To see my novel on my kindle for the first time is a strange thing indeed. But before you hurry away to look for it on Amazon I should point out that it’s not there yet, I was only testing to see what…