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The Elusive Enchantment

A short story, just for fun, inspired by a random prompt and strongly influenced by a particular inept wizard: “What could possibly go wrong!” He exclaimed. “Right? No, that wasn’t it. Shit! Shit!” Randy went on and on as he … Continue reading

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Five Excuses for Not Blogging

Holy Mackerel, it’s been ages since I’ve posted on my dear, forlorn blog! And, yes, you’ve bit the bait – these are not five ways to let yourself off the hook, just my loose list of reason why I’ve been … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo – results & consequences

Ding-dong, the month is done! Yes, the equally anticipated, boycotted, and ignored in the writerly world month of November is already behind us, and with it a lot of pressure for some people out there. A couple of weeks ago, I … Continue reading

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What I learnt from #NaNoWriMo 2015

For starters, 2000 words is not that much. I often get to about 1000 words writing my travel posts and I think “OK, this is enough for today, wouldn’t want my readers to scroll through the post and think ‘Gosh, … Continue reading

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As promised…

As promised, I am not totally slacking off, even thought the vacation was prolonged by a day or so – doing some outlining and scribbling ideas in the car on our way back! 🙂 More US stories coming soon, and … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Book Genre?

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
Many times, I pick up a book in my favorite independent book shop without realizing or caring what genre it falls into. But then of course comes these questions from a stranger…

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NaNoWriMo: “Paper Houses” Excerpt 1

Originally posted on River Ram Press #InspireWriters #InspireReaders:
With week two of NaNoWriMo under way, our courageous and creative Evelyn has submitted her first pages of “Paper Houses”. To learn more about Evelyn, read her Interview here. To get another…

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The Three “Acts” of a Writer’s Journey—From Newbie to Master

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Pirate Code=Writing Rules. Clearer now? 🙂 The mark of a great storyteller is they make our job look easy. The story flows, pulls us in, and appears seamless. Many of us decided to…

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Where’s the editors at?!

Nope, you read that right. I was supposed to post another story from New Zealand today, but before I got round to actually writing it, I browsed the net for a while like a good procrastinator. I came across a … Continue reading

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Bums vs Writers. Or how thin is the line really?

I have an online friend, who sometimes, quite often even, asks me how the writing is going. I have to say it is a bitter-sweet question because most of the time the answer is rather negative – I haven’t had … Continue reading

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