Be a good storyteller

As a writer you will need to make choices in how you tell a story and one way is by just doing it. Microfiction can help you with that skill. It can be easy to forget why you are writing when you are working on a full length novel. Try some shorter pieces to work…

Change Isn’t Always Bad

So, I’m back working full-time and to be honest I’m happier than before. I’ve been working a long time (over 30 years) and loved the sabbatical of 2 years to write full-time. It was an additional year before I found work so while I was still writing and editing full-time I was working relief shifts…

The Tide Has Turned

I’m working on the last parts of this novel when I can and thankfully did most of the main work before I returned to full-time work. While it is a part of a series it can be read as a stand-alone. Just know that there’s an overarching plot but it’s long drawn until the last…

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…

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….

Sad day

It’s one of those terribly sad days when something happens in your life and nothing feels right. I had to humanely euthanize my dog (18 years old) and I’m grieving for my bud. He has been with me my whole writing life. Lone Creature was in dedication to him, that’s his eye and he is…

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…

Antagonist

Image © Can Stock Photo / Alexmit (Marketing in the Movement) We all have our weaknesses, archenemies, antagonists and mine, I believe, is marketing. The truth is I know what I need to do and I question why I don’t do it. I’ve written my books using my writing skills and experiences, created covers and…

Halloween

Image © Can Stock Photo / beholdereye Since I’m in Australia Halloween has burnt out but I thought I’d use the theme for this dreadful blog anyway. I’m annoyed at myself again, one for missing Halloween and two, for not blogging regularly, cobwebs are dusty. I don’t want to drown people but I do want squishy…

Red Satin (Between the Sheets)

This genre is new for me but something I’ve wanted to do for some time. It’s Humorous Erotica – between Male and Female, married, some swearing, fairly traditional. Some may question the text on the front cover but if you buy it, and read it, and really think about it, you’ll know that it’s quite…

2017 Retreat: Plug Mystery

Before I start I want to say stealing is wrong. So, when I say I stole the featured image here you know I’m stealing it. Every year my writing buddy and I go on a retreat to write. She’s much better at her social media stuff and blogging than I am. I couldn’t even get enough…

Decision Making for IAs

It took me a long time to decide to change over to the new cover but by the time I reached Log 5 I knew it needed the move. The series has a dark element to it so this cover reflects that more so than the other. Working on marketing and making design decisions are…