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Finding — No — MAKING time to write

I take EVERY opportunity I can to write. Having a full time day job that is reasonably demanding, I HAVE to if I want to write more than one paragraph every six months. Read more

How do you SEE your characters?

I consider myself quite a visual person. My mother and step-father are both visual artists (my step-father sadly passed in 2010). Read more

My MUSE is addicted to prescription pills

I had a middle ear infection last week (I know, totally TMI), but, in addition to discovering I have a dodgy eustachian tube, I also found out there’s something to be said about lying around, doped up on promethazine, to light the spark of inspiration. Read more

The nearly ALWAYS occasionally BORING task of plotting a story

As I pointed out in this post, the problem with plotting is that it can be SO BORING. My plotting up until a couple of years ago consisted of some hastily typed notes at the beginning of my manuscripts. Read more

Plotter vs Pantser. The Final Countdown (cue Rocky music)!

For years, I’ve considered myself a slow writer. I can sit at my computer for an hour and knock out three sentences. Even on the days when I manage to write a couple of thousand words, I end up deleting half of them Read more