“Panic Blogging?” said one hand to the other hand.

Writer’s smorgasbord or writer’s scruples? As you may have guessed there’s a lot of panic ‘choose your own word here’ sweeping the world. I want to say I understand why that’s occurring and at a skin-deep level – I do get it. My own fears aren’t the virus they are will I be able to…

Planning

I think we all know that “Successful writing requires good planning” and not mindlessness. It’s a simple formula with common hurdles, pitfalls and plain old mistakes. The Hurdles These may include time, motivation, money, confidence, knowledge and skill levels and people pressures. And, discipline (lack of). The Pitfalls So many to choose from but may…

It’s Australia Day

It means many things to many people and to me it’s simply the place I was born, the environment I was raised in and the people, culture and values I’ve come to know. The lens I view through is ‘Australian’ and it is also realistic and so I’ve accepted the warts along with the beauty…

Old Year’s Irresolution – DUMB Goals

Meaning of ‘irresolution’:- hesitant, indecisiveness, ambivalence, plain old lazy Okay, maybe one of those things doesn’t really belong but truthfully I didn’t achieve very much in terms of writing or associated goals last year. Oh yeah, there was work, study and having far too many colds and flu’s and other crap stuff that happens in…

Stay The Course and Write

So you have the writer’s bug but don’t have the time. I’ve found myself in that position and have decided to write more microfiction and short stories. It would be easy to give up that thing that drives me to enrich my life. I’m lucky though, my addiction to write is cheap, resources are easily…

A Change

Hi Everyone, I’ve decided to combine all my qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge into one – I’m instructing on Teachable – https://virtual-writer.teachable.com/ Since most of my quals have been in writing that’s what I’m teaching, along with a bunch of business stuff.  I’m quite excited about this change in my life, looking forward to helping others…

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 8

What’s Your Sci-Fi Hardness? 2:24:52 PM Image by Marusja http://www.canstockphoto.com/galaxy-in-a-free-space-28987337.html There’s a lot of talk about science fiction at the moment. It’s been revived all the more because of Star Wars. Some break the genre into ‘hard’, ‘soft’, ‘space opera’, while others include a ‘medium’ and then there’s the ‘speculative’ science fiction.  I even found…