Another brain stretching topic this week! Which five authors I’d like to meet … I mostly write fiction with a speculative element, but my reading habits are eclectic. With a quick browse through my bookshelves, I find more historical novels than anything else. I studied history through high school and through University. It’s always been… Read the rest »

This week’s topic is a book that influenced me. Had to think about that one for a little while. I’ve read a lot of books, and many influenced me, my opinions, thinking and behaviour. But looking back, one book did spring to mind rather quickly. Perhaps because it sparked so much discussion! Betty Frieden wrote… Read the rest »

Week four in the MFRW fifty-two week blog challenge posts an interesting question. What would I do with myself, if I couldn’t be a writer? I’ve written elsewhere about my journey from sales and marketing in a large corporation to writer of fiction and non-fiction; from large corporate teams to working pretty much by myself.… Read the rest »

How much of myself is in my writing? That’s the question for week three in the MFRW 52 week blog challenge. I can’t keep myself out, I’ve never tried to and the truth is, I don’t want to. I’m in my writing, and I’m happy about it 🙂 Like all fiction authors, everything I write… Read the rest »

Memory is an interesting topic isn’t it. We all have memories, whether they are scraps of sounds, smells and emotion, or full on movie scenes playing in our heads. This the second post in a 52 week blog challenge I have, somewhat rashly, signed up for. My track record with regular blogging is rather hit… Read the rest »

The favourite thing I’ve written, is always the thing I’m writing right now! It’s the story that’s in my head. It interrupts my thoughts at odd and unpredictable moments. The characters swirl in my head in that fuzzy stage just before you fall asleep, and the story plays like a movie, scene by scene in… Read the rest »

I often read the Positive Writer blog by Bryan Hutchinson – a recent one got me thinking. Bryan listed 40 reasons why he chooses to write, and challenged his readers to do the same. I’m not sure I can come up with 40 reasons! But the Positive Writer blog is all about positivity – so let’s jump right in… Read the rest »

Shadowed Strength by Wendi Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars YA, especially YA Paranormal, is one of the genres that tends to be either very good or very bad. In spite of a few small issues, I very much enjoyed this YA paranormal by Wendi Wilson. I found the teenage characters believable, the relationship… Read the rest »

My self help manuscript on managing a life filled with unrelenting fatigue is with my editor! So Exciting!! Before hitting the send button, I spent some time tidying up the chapter on why and how to use a fatigue diary. I think it’s one of the most helpful things someone with a chronic illness or… Read the rest »

Fatigue and Pacing. I’ve recently come to realise that I’m one of those annoying people that freely gives advice .. but I don’t always apply it to myself 😛 I’m in the final stages of editing my self help book about living with fatigue; and writing it has highlighted that while I’ve learnt lots of tips… Read the rest »