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…

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…

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…

Sub-Log 13

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…

Sub-Log 12

Tip 2 for Writers – 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…

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…

Sub-Log 4

11:05:25 AM Image by Spectral http://www.canstockphoto.com/nano-tech-series-2-0009793.html Well, I’ve opened up my twitter and wordpress regarding ‘Alien Crucible’, my 18 log soft science fiction series. It’ll be a slow process building it up, and takes away from my writing time, but I want to share my story. Of course Log 1 Matter | Antimatter will be released…

Sub-Log 3

10:11:22 PM Image by 1art11 from http://www.canstockphoto.com/space-15295417.html I’m working this week to prepare for the new year so that come 2016 I’m ready to finalize several works and start uploading them. I’m already exhausted sending queries out to agents and I’m still vacillating between sticking it out or just going for it – self-publishing. Let’s…

Sub-Log 1

8.41.54 PM Image ‘Mention Madness’ by Elaine http://www.canstockphoto.com/menion-madness-0009117.html via @CanStockPhoto I’m watching Star Wars VI and I guess it’s fitting as I ready myself to launch into life as an author. I love the series, as many people do, including the fans who have created probably thousands of fan fiction stories. They were, and still…