When first researching how to self-publish, and the myriads of issues I had to address five years ago, I found Mark Coker’s advice, research and predictions very useful and thought-provoking. So, naturally, I was excited to hear about his new … Continue reading Listening and Learning: The Smart Author Podcast
He steps close. Oblivious she… Continue reading Twin-Flame: Romance in 25 words
So, I finally got around to compiling into one volume most of my short (and very short) fantasy and science fiction, most written (and some even published) over the past 7-years (7 years! OMG times flying). ‘The Bagua and other … Continue reading Questings
Yup, Wizards in space. Bet you’d never guess I’d work on a series with that premise…but I am! I’ve joined the Wizards In Space storyverse over at Fiction Vortex. Created by Archmage Eugene Morgulis, my fellow traveling wizards (okay, one’s … Continue reading It’s Wizards…In Space!
With the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale now in it’s second week, I thought it would be fun to let you know which of my books is now ‘trending’ within my own catalogue. Surprise, surprise–they’re all short stories! Also, where you can … Continue reading Update: A wee catch-up
I was going through some of my old work and came across this writing exercise from the FutureLearn course I did last year. It’s much like an exercise I used to do with my students who loved guessing the ‘Truth’ … Continue reading Guess!
It’s great to chat to Inge Saunders once more. She’s been very busy exploring different writing universes within romance writing. In fact, she’s gone back to her first love, much like myself – the paranormal. But unlike me, she’s been … Continue reading Inge Saunders: Choices To Collaborations
Wow! Yet another month flipped through like those old movie montages of calendar days flying off. So here’s a little montage of all my news for the past few weeks featuring Here Be Monsters, The Bagua, an April guest-post on … Continue reading Update: April 2017
The bus dive-bombed in and out amongst the longest coal trucks I’d ever seen as we careened down into Shenmu. I clutched the seat in front of me a little harder and glanced at my fellow travellers (all local) then … Continue reading ErlangShan: A Heavenly Way To Spend a Spring Day
Revising a short story or article can be stressful, while revising your novel can quickly turn into a horror story, complete with acute mental torture, and shrill screams of heartfelt pain. Fortunately, most of the awful vexations you encounter during … Continue reading 5 Revision Vexations and Their Silver Linings