Recycling Atomic Zombies

Ah, I just remembered what I’d forgotten in my earlier blog. Me 1. Micro-Zombies 12. My heater doesn’t seem to be making weird noises anymore, in case you’re interested. I was travelling along in life, maybe getting a bit cocky, when hubby has a scare and ends up in hospital. As primary carer I arrive…

Atomic Zombies

So, here I am sitting and wondering what the weird noise is coming out of my beloved heater. It’s not cold per se, but comforting having the beast on. Please don’t die! I need you. Anyway, I have a virus. We’ve become best buddies for a week now. I say we’re ‘best buddies’ because I…

Writing Literacy Take 2

As promised. Debunking what I said a couple of blogs ago. Fiction Facts The not so great thing about fiction facts is that 1. you shouldn’t use Wiki and 2. you need to understand any facts you read and 3. different perspectives on a theory actually won’t help. Don’t use Wiki It’s pretty standard that…

Music…

It’s not like me to share music but this is kinda cool.

Writing Literacy

Yup, it’s official. Literacy is everywhere. I apologise for the break between posts. I really did intend to deliver. But, life threw an array of ‘crap’ pellets and I’m still trying to burn them off. The break may have done me some good because I’m not sure what the below actually means. Hang on. That’s…

Information Literacy for Fiction Writers

Oct 2020 Information literacy empowers people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals UNESCO. (2017). Information Literacy When I first studied Information Literacy at uni, I felt the word ‘literacy’ was being overused. Just to name a few: there is…

Wishy Thinking – big 0

I was watching IT Crowd again (and laughing just as much as the first time around – you know the saying, ‘small things’) and decided I don’t need any more wishy thinking (or I need more of it). If you don’t know about wishy thinking check this out Spaceology (ext link). I seriously believed after…

Away with the birds

It’s my first post in what feels like ‘forever’. I was very close to packing it all in (by all I mean anything to do with creative writing, blogging, other website stuff and social media). I’m going to persist for a little while simply because it’s one of the few things in my life that…

Better In My Head

I was at work the other day and two things came up in conversation that gave me pause. The first was a discussion about not finishing ‘things’. The main laugh was that when you have a great imagination you finish your new hobby in your head. For example, I wanted to learn to play the…

Alien Crucible Timeline

I’m currently working on my Alien Crucible Timeline website as well as polishing off the first set of Atomic Scifi stories that come with it. I’d always wanted to have the website match the series but couldn’t quite make it happen. It’s gradually happening. My dream was to have an interactive site but I’ve settled…