I’m really pleased that I got anything done at all this week! I was visiting family who live in one of the coldest places in North America outside the Arctic. Despite travelling across the continent (and making it back before my luggage!) I created a writing prompt and free-wrote one page about it every day. I started…Read more »
While high in the sky on a flight to your hometown, you notice a fellow passenger behaving strangely.
At the mall, you see a person quickly shove something into their coat pocket. A security guard is nearby but turned the other way.
Your doorbell rings. A package waits on the step. When you open it, you realise it’s a book containing a powerful secret of an ancient civilization.
I’m finally ready to start my new novel. In the past I’ve outlined the plot and let the characters and geography follow. But after reading “Write Away: One’s Writer’s Approach to the Novel” by Elizabeth George (Harper Collins eBooks, 2009), I’ve decided to try a new approach. I’m going to follow her advice and create…Read more »
As you walk along the sidewalk next to the park, a plant tendril shoots out from under a shrub and wraps itself around your ankle.
I kept reading the name Shirley Jackson and decided to check out what all the fuss was about. It has been a joy to follow the path of fantasy, mystery and horror that is her work. Her fiction was so inspiring that I downloaded a couple of her collected articles, essays and lectures. These were…Read more »