Yep. Housekeeping time for the blog. It's a regular thing with the blog posts removed after a certain period of time. Pages get updated a bit, played with, but not a full spring-clean. Now is the time. If you don't see me for a while, it's because the doors are closed, the fumigators are in, … Continue reading Times be a-Changin’
(Okay, let's just pretend it's Friday and I'm doing my weekly update on the subject that came up several weeks ago) (The pic comes from Fandango and his Flash Fiction Challenge, except I'm not writing fiction -- or am I?) photo from Nicolae_Balt at Pixabay.com. Conflict: See that balloon? The conflict comes from the character … Continue reading Conflict, suspense, and tension
And still a dollar or so short ... But, here's the 500 word max story: Gran’s Last Diary Entry The big storm. That’s when it happened. Lightning and thunder scare the grumpkins outta the dog, and she patters around, panting and whining and fretting. Nobody sleeps. That’s why I was awake, why I saw it. … Continue reading A Day Early
The week slipped by so fast that I wasn't sure today was Friday. It is, of course, because I have a post to write. Or, better yet, a hint of what I've been up to during the March break. Do you want a snippet? Okay, here goes: *** Title: Blackened Rose Description: Desperate people with … Continue reading Meet the man of the new story
A short story 500-ish words. The old lady ahead of Alec in the bus queue smelled of chocolate and old drawers. She squinted at him. “What?” Alec asked. “Do you want me to tell you where the bus goes?” she said. “No. I know where I’m going.” He was leaving home. Forever. He’d never be … Continue reading Boundaries
It's a new player in the field of putting authors and readers in the same game. What do they do? StoryOrigin has 4 fundamental types of assets that you can create: Reader Magnets, Universal Book Links, Direct Downloads, and Review Copies. There's other stuff, too, but these are the basics, the curtain openers. The above … Continue reading Do You Know StoryOrigin?
My books here What's on sale: One man, one woman, one diaballein; one lake, one bushfire, one desperate fight for life What is it we seek? A search for wonder, meaning, or more ... The Old Woman & the Mad Horse: A damaged ex-covert operative seeks the quiet life but has to deal with the … Continue reading Read an eBook Week Is Here!
for a quick-bite post. Looked up all the places I usually go for a bit of a gnaw of meaty inspiration. Fandango has FOWC (but I hate the word ravish -- do people understand the full implications of that word and it's associations? It's one of those words with two meanings at polar opposites:To ravish … Continue reading Looking, Looking, Looking
is here. It's a cool pic, and before the thing that happened last year (and my hair is very long now), 'cos I'm not coming out of my cave until I'm sure that unwelcome visitor is away and gone for good. Or close enough. Anyway, I did an interview. Would you like to read it? … Continue reading Nikky’s Interview …
What -- you do it first? I don't, and there's a reason for that. It's not that I do things back to front, at least not from my perspective. The start is the beat sheets, one for each character in the story, but the main two characters (usually the main character/protagonist and the antagonist) get … Continue reading And Then There was the … Synopsis