Creatively speaking, of course. This a tricky subject because, for some, the spark can flare and then burn out. This is my writerly checklist: All things will get done in their own time (wip/dinner) Write. Rest. Do chores. Write some more. Drink tea…And write. Can’t write? Too tired to type? Do research instead. Edit. A… Continue reading The Well Never Runs Dry!
The new book by Claire M. Banschbach, author of The Rise of Aredor and The Wildcat of Braeton, comes Adela’s Curse. A witch and her master capture a young faery and command her to kill their enemy. Adela has no choice but to obey. If she does not, they will force the location… Continue reading Adela’s Curse by Claire Banschbach
Well, basically, I’m way behind. Not a little bit or even a smidge. My deadline has been screwed up and tossed out the window. It’s out there, right now, weeping in the rain. Okay. So, a little melodramatic, but you get the gist. I’m sure there are writers/authors out there who know what I’m talking about.… Continue reading Flunking
Sadly, I don’t always get the time to do fulfill my honourable duties and complete these tag awards. This time, however, I am on track and ready to go! *yay* First off, these are the rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award: Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award Display the banner/sticker/logo on your… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award.
I’ve got this serious affliction where I’m averse to, what I would call, sugary endings. It’s not that I haven’t appreciated the nice bow-wrapped endings of other books in the past, but it’s just not my own personal style to finish my work that way. Maybe, it’s a flaw? I don’t know. I’ve tried it.… Continue reading Writing A Novel…Eventually.
Currently, there is a theme going around the indie circuit regarding the ‘deus ex machina’ plot device and the frowning upon of such simplistic usages… Basically, this is the meaning: a Latin calque from Greek ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεός (apò mēkhanês theós), meaning “god from the machine”. The term has evolved to mean a plot device whereby… Continue reading Friday Frazzles
Not mine, though! 🙂 Thought I’d post something that is a little nostalgic. How the artwork for Vastian Lore came about. From a rough sketch with very little colour, right up to the complete cover. This was a commisoned piece, which I believe suits the novella and the story within.
I suffer from this quite regularly, when thrust into the limelight of social interaction. To me, people are confusing, like I’m looking at them through fog or maybe a warped windowpane? I don’t get small-talk about the weather. What’s up with that? I don’t really talk about my kids much. It’s not that I don’t… Continue reading Discombobulated!
Just realised most of the names for the magical beings in my WIP for Wolf Born start with the same letter. Hmmm…Odd. How’d that happen? Could it be the writer, perchance? Anyhow, it got me to thinking (a dangerous pastime, I know) how many other writers have an ongoing theme throughout their work? I mean, where… Continue reading Themes
Well, basically I just made that up! However, it pretty much describes me early in a morning, on weekends and school holidays, when I do a lot of writing in my pyjamas. It’s not for everyone, but it works for me. If I waited until a realistic wake-up call, the house would be full of… Continue reading Flumping…