Let’s Talk About… “Kissed by a Rose”

Kissed by a Rose was the first “Full Length” novel I ever wrote. By “Full Length” I mean it was some eighty thousand words long—guidelines vary but the general rule of thumb seems to be that anything under about fifty thousand words is a novella and anything over that is a novel.  It was also the Read More …

Keeping it Straight

I find that one of the biggest problems with writing ‘longer’ stories, is keeping everything straight in your head so that you don’t contradict yourself at some point. Of course, it depends on the complexity of the story as to what you need to do to keep things straight. For example, with “Charlotte Secret” the Read More …

I’ve been working!

Recently, I’ve actually been doing some writing. Wonders will never cease! At the weekend I read through what I’ve written so far in my “Little Miss Movie Star” story. I’d reached a point where I didn’t know if I needed, or indeed wanted, to include a particular scene, which is why I stalled. I could Read More …

What I’ve been up to

I did very little in the way of ‘creative’ writing last week, by which I mean that I didn’t write any new fiction. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, at the start of last week, I saw a job advertised which is not only perfect for me but which I would be perfect for Read More …

Random Stuff

Circumstances beyond my control have left me unable to blog this week – in other words, those people who employ me have been demanding I do what they pay me for instead of goofing off, which is ridiculous when you think about it. Anyway, before I go off on today’s random rant, I want to Read More …

Stuff and More Stuff

Last week was pretty much a write off for me. I was off work with a bad migraine on Monday; Tuesday and Wednesday were fine, then, of course, it snowed on Thursday and I was one of only 6 out of thirty foolish enough to turn up at the office. Then I was off again Read More …