Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week I have, again, been writing short-short fiction – but the fifty-word stories were starting to seem … lengthy. I recalled the story attributed to Hemingway and thought, why not try to write ‘a novel in six words’? Here’s… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 1 minuteThis week’s fifty-worder stories may have a slight circus theme. There’s a reason for that which you can guess if you’ve been following my Facebook page, namely that I saw The Greatest Showman this week and really fell in love with… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 4 minutesI’ve been working on a secret project lately, and I’m excited to share it with you at last. But first I want to talk about the biggest problem we face as part-time writers. You already know it: time. Everybody has other… Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 3 minutesAs a reader, if you crave a comfortable read, then you’ll be disappointed by books that don’t explain anything, placing you in the role of stranger. And if you like to think on your feet, learning as you go, you won’t enjoy a book which carefully explains a culture’s entire backstory before you’ve even stepped off the boat.
Reading Time: 2 minutesRomanticFantasyTitleGenerator What do you do when lethargy strikes? Learn something new that you can loosely claim helps your writing, of course! I created a Romantic Fantasy Story Title Generator. I used to create random name and occupation generators using Microsoft Excel…. Continue Reading →
Reading Time: 3 minutesI am editing the first draft of my light-hearted fantasy. And it seems like it might never be finished. But three things happened this week to motivate me into getting the job done and out the door. I already made… Continue Reading →