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…

Audio Books

I’ve decided to give audio books a go mostly because of the feedback I hear when working at the library. It’s silly of me to think that because I prefer to read that most others feel the same. There are many reasons aside from preference to why people may like to listen to a story….

Hi readers of science fiction fantasy military… I’m releasing a set of four books – all firsts in their respective series. The set includes Matter | Antimatter 1 from Alien Crucible, Magician Interrupted from the Career Interrupted series and Kingdoms Away 1. The bonus story is Demon Runner and is a part of a new…

Sub-Log 2017/03/21

Update I’m finally putting the finishing touches to the Logs Compendium that covers Log 1 – Log 3. It will act as a refresher or a bridge to Log 4 which I have just released. I’ll add some links to Log 4 shortly. Character or Place Feature Within the Alien Crucible Series Prince Bel Valdain…

Sub-Log 2017/03

New Format for 2017 (gorgeous sketch by ErikaVasos http://carnival.deviantart.com/) Character or Place Feature Within the Alien Crucible Series The Planet of Law In Log 1 Matter | Antimatter the Planet of Law becomes the center of attention when Pure-Gens (Aryans with high matter and energy levels) are called to make a vote. It is due…

Sub-Log 15

Tip 5 for Writers I’m going to pose a question here for you to think about and I’ll expand upon the idea in the next sub-log. How do you, as a writer, develop characters to act naturally within an imaginary world especially when that world sits outside your experience? Tip 5 for Writing This quote…

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Tip 4 for Writers How are we shaped by culture? In almost every way we are affected by both nature and nurture. Our genes are programmed for certain traits and our upbringing, social mores, and human influences do the rest. As writers this may be useful when not only setting yourself up as a writer…

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Tip 3 for Writers Making the decision to give your book away for free can be daunting especially when you think of all the work you’ve put into your creation. Whatever you choose you need to be comfortable at some level to do this. I have chosen to give my first book away for free…

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Tip 2 for Writers ā€“ if, like me, you are editing your own work it pays to try different ways to remove yourself from what I call “creative fog”. I like to edit in the morning when I’m fresh. And then I create stuff using Photoshop for my series later in the day. During the…

Sub-Log 11

Tip 1 for Writers – if you are stuck or tired take a break from your story or chapter or scene to clear your head. Write another chapter or scene, write freely (anything that comes to mind), listen to music and run scenarios (my fave), read the thing you are stuck on before you go…