Archive for October, 2014

Picture a Story – What Bone Chocs

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Halloween is nearing so here are some chocolate bones and skulls and vampire teeth to get the creative juices flowing.

The Map

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

The pumpkin sat mouldering on the door step, it had been a carving of extreme beauty, it had shown a celestial skyscape with each pin prick etched star a different depth so that it would glow with the correct intensity. Now it was slumped and slimy and in some places furry. Fake spider webs were […]

The Last Witch in the Woods

Friday, October 17th, 2014

The ancient fire blackened wood began to grow, it was six hundred years dead and yet now it creaked and groaned and sent forth new shoots. The shoots were not green but a rotting orange, thorns pushed their lacerating way into being. The hard packed forest floor shook as the tendrils of sick second life […]

Halloween Pins

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

As a writing tool and as part of the hunt for artists for book covers, I love Pinterest and so I have set up a board of spooky, dark or halloween themed pictures. These are images that I personally find inspiring 🙂 Enjoy – they are here.

New Letter

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

It’s been a long time coming and I’ve been meaning to do this for ages – so here is a news letter, mailing list, news announcement thingy that people can join to find out about all the random things I do and warning I do lots of stuff. No really lots of stuff – the […]

Historic London Fly Through

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

This is an amazing visual of Tudor London and absolutely epic story fodder or if you all ready have a story you are working on that is set in this time period, then this is essential viewing! The effort that has gone into creating this is amazing and it has apparently won awards. For me […]

Picture a Story – Monster Hat

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Use this picture as inspiration for writing a story.

Red Globe

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Throughout history it had been known as the Red planet, or as some harbringer of war. Mars sat in the field of view and Elsa felt the same awe she had as a child as she flicked through the space agencies’ rovers images. She’d always thought of it as a Red Globe, the same as […]

Lady Chaos

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

The monster awoke to the dark cold of the lab, air con to stop the computers over heating, the monster shivered and tried to sit up. She was bounded a trolly, the thin padding doing not a lot to ease her discomfort. She mewed in despair, her language centres were not yet functioning, somewhere in […]

Gothnowrimo Update First 3rd

Friday, October 10th, 2014

WE I wrote a couple of shorts, a couple of poems and then I hit a snag – one of the stories based on a nightmare I had, kind of didn’t want to be a flash fiction, nor a short story as it turned out. Nope it wants to be a novel or a novelette […]