Archive for the 'Inspiration' Category

Happy New Year 2015

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

It is a New Year, all bright and shiny and full of potential – as always I am shaking up my writing and creative routines which I need to do to keep them fresh and productive First off this year maybe quiet laid back or it could be exciting, there are several things both personal […]

Christmas Writing Exercise

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

In our household Christmas is one of the most exciting, busy, relaxing, lovely, hectic, glittery times of the year. Many of our traditions come from outside of Christianity though with mixes of faiths on both sides and pagan roots to local and regional festives. This leads me to this weeks writing – list ten traditions […]

Christmas Is the Word

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

To help all the other writers out there and because it helps spark the writery part of my own brain I thought I’d share this little exercies: First write down five words you associate with Christmas. 1) Snow 2) Presents 3) Star 4) Ginger Bread 5) Board Games Now taking the first word you have […]

Christmas Story Starters

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

A little early perhaps but for those who like it all Christmas like – here are ten story starters to kick start the festive story writing 1) It was December the 25th but all was not well in the little house in the middle of suburbia. 2) Snow clouds smugded the skyline, a sickly yellow […]

Wintery Story Starter

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Use these story starters to get the imagination going and to get you writing! 1) The icicles hung in a line, not perfect nor straight but they were… 2) The fairy lights had somehow been warmer in the past, all their pretty lights in defused glows, now they were harsh, hurting the eye. 3) Candy […]

Decembers Marching On

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

But I know have a The Little Book of Festive Poetry mug and a bunch of Christmas cards – sadly they still have not arrived and are not in large enough bulk to be selling them properly but basically the mugs are £8 and the cards are £2 each. Next year I do hope to […]

The Writing Advent

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

It is day two of Advent and that got me thinking about cool smallish writing challenges – why not write a series of stories for advent. Make a calendar out of them? 24 stories about winter or Christmas or just random stuff? Or 24 snippets of a longer story which can be read out on […]

Another Challenge Over – A New One Just Begun

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Today is the day after NaNoWriMo, added to my GothNoWriMo writing challenge I did in October and I have written a lot in the last two months and I mean ALOT. So when I validated yesterday my word count was 112, 054 – and I managed to write the 4000 extra on the novel I […]

NaNo Finish

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

I wanted to end NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – a writing challenge I have been taking part in this month) with a bang, but sadly it has been a whimper. I had planned to do the night of writing dangerously and a writing retreat but I came down suddenly ill on Friday afternoon and […]

Babel’s Key – Blurb

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Game designer and climber Sam thinks she’s in for a quiet night at home but when thugs break in and try to steal the research for her Lovecraftian game, her and her husbands lives are about to change forever. Plunged into ancient secrets and under cover wars they may well have stumbled upon the key […]