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For 2018 Nanowrimo, a writer friend of mine decided she was going to do something different for her project; she wrote letters. She picked people she loved, people she resented, people who hurt her and she wrote every single one a letter. And then with a private website and password, she invited the people who’s letters she had written if they wanted to read them. She also invited them to respond, if… Read More

“I don’t know how you did it.”   The compliment came when I announced I’d completed my 2018 goal of writing six books. They didn’t know how I did it. Thinking back, neither do I.   I normally write a blog post at the end of the year about my accomplishments and hopes for New Year, like it was a wondrous learning experience. I save the post for New Years Eve, an… Read More

The first time I was asked when would I call myself a successful author, the answer was easy; if I was writing full time it meant people where buying enough of my book that I could do what I wanted.   That was when I started four years ago.   It doesn’t feel that long, but an aeon of time has passed, so much of my life has changed. Much of it… Read More

So you signed up for Nanowrimo… good job!   There are a lot of guides out there, so I’m just going to tell you what works for me, take of it what you will. First things first – Nano isn’t hard… for a vetran writer.  Stephen King says write 2k a day, well you only have to write 1667 for Nano.   And you can do that two ways; Panster – someone… Read More

You’re doing what?!? Writing a 21 book/novella series… and in my sleep Cthulhu eats my brain. This came about thanks to @lilcrow during a flurry of twitter when she asked me what I wrote, and I blabbed about my series, later realising I’d given her the complete wrong impression. She’d assumed I’d actually finished this mammoth task, and flattering as it was, I’m a long way off. But I am determined… if… Read More

I promised a friend of mine that I’d let them know how I come up with the unique names for all my characters. Originally I debated doing this, I didn’t want to give away a resource that someone else could use. And as soon as I said out loud why I didn’t want to do it, the stupidity of not sharing it was only exacerbated by the selfishness. So here are my… Read More