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…

My Undead 2013

Bloggers have a habit of starting the new year with a recap of the previous one – where they’ve been, achievements fulfilled, goals for the year ahead, high-five moments and all that jazz. I guess I could bang on about the gorgeous UK summer or which of my posts I’m most proud of, but as…

Achievement Pie

There’s a school of thought which states: “Nothing good comes easy.” Part of me thinks: “No shit Sherlock.” Another part, the one pacing back and forth scratching its head, asks: “Yeah but how do you know it’s good even after doing the hard part? And how hard should it be in order for it to…

The Next Big Thing

I’m honoured to be tagged in The Next Big Thing blog hop by PiP at Piglet In Portugal – and offer my thanks for considering me worthy of being tagged. As is the way with various types of blog tagging, the person tagged simply answers 10 questions about them and then suggest others to do…

NaNoWriMo – And We’re Off!

It’s all go for NaNo! I’m off to a shaky start with the big event! So far I’ve managed to crank out 2,150 words. I had hoped to get a lot more done today but I’ve been a tad pre-occupied with editing my long-term writing project, The Range. My plan for NaNo 2012 is to…