Dandelion Time with its new cover Cue trumpet fanfare... My latest novel Dandelion Time is now available through Amazon as a pre-order between now and May 1st when it will be officially released for download. I've scheduled it for this date so it is eligible for the Kindle Storyteller 2022 competition. That means it will … Continue reading Dandelion Time Now Available on Pre-Order
What Counts as a Novel?
Photo by Emily on Pexels.com I have finished the third draft of Dandelion Time with almost all of the book marked as Final Draft, but I am short of the word count I would like the book to be. As it stands, it is only 64,858 words and I'd like it to be at least … Continue reading What Counts as a Novel?
Persevere or Park It?
I am 62,000 words into my vampire romance, Persephone Reborn, and I have hit a brick wall. Despite having a plan of over 10,000 words the story has come to a grinding halt and is just not working. I love my beginning, and I know how I want the story to end, but the middle … Continue reading Persevere or Park It?
Ignoring Advice from Stephen King
On Writing by Stephen King isn't really a book of advice for writers, it's about one man's journey to becoming a writer. The advice is there, between the anecdotes and the difficulties he's encountered along the way. If there is one thing he believes is the best way to write a book, it's to get … Continue reading Ignoring Advice from Stephen King
Black Feather 2nd Edition is Here!
Black Feather with the new cover So here it is! The newly revised and updated edition of Black Feather with its much improved new cover. Quite some time ago, I made a post lamenting the lack of suitable paranormal romance covers. Since then, I've repeatedly searched for something I liked and approved of, all to … Continue reading Black Feather 2nd Edition is Here!
The Time Has Come…
The time has come,' the Walrus said, To talk of many things:Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings —And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether it isn't time to start writing again and having a jolly good look at updating, rewriting and re-editing Blackfeather and Immortal and whether … Continue reading The Time Has Come…
Your Guardian Angel and You – A Guide
The Black Feather universe contains several mythological and religious themes, including angels, demons and The Watchers. The abilities and appearance of these supernatural beings in the Black Feather Series of books may not have any bearing on similar themes in the real world. To that end, I felt I should explain a few of the concepts as … Continue reading Your Guardian Angel and You – A Guide
Trust The Universe
Creative Commons (Attribution 3.0 Unported) The natural and preferred habitat of a writer is solitude, ideally a country cottage in the middle of nowhere or deep in a dark wood off the beaten track surrounded by a magic mist that keeps the world at bay. My family always joke that if I became a famous … Continue reading Trust The Universe
Why Are All The Angels Naked?
I've spent the last four hours trawling through book cover design websites that offer both pre-made and custom book cover designs and have noticed a few things. 1. That prices for book covers have soared in the last two years. 2. That covers are often quite similar. This is most evident in the romance category … Continue reading Why Are All The Angels Naked?
Why Writer’s Block is a Myth
source Everybody's heard of "writer's block" even if you're not a writer yourself. Writers have used it for years to explain why their last book took x amount of years to write instead of several months and it's the usual reason behind every late manuscript, article, blog post etc, etc. But some writers will also … Continue reading Why Writer’s Block is a Myth