A month’s mind for Mike, my husband and friend
Mike Whelan died on the morning of Saturday February 9th 2013 after a short, savage illness. He was 62 and in May we would have been married 30 years.I don’t … Continue reading
Figures of Speech cane be dangerous
One of my all time favourite youtube videos will help sort out a synedoche from a similie.
Get writing, get reading, get involved in a creative community WHAT THE DICKENS MAGAZINE
What the Dickens? Magazine is aiming to promote, support and encourage creativity and the arts for both organisations and individuals. And there are now lots of opportunities to be part … Continue reading
DID YOU KNOW how well Amazon ebooks are doing after five years of selling?
Ebook sales were up approximately 70% over 2011. In contrast, Amazon’s physical books – the kind you can lend, smell, hold and put on a shelf – had the lowest … Continue reading
MONDAY CREATIVE WRITING EXERCISE writing a synopsis
The agent Carole Blake, author of From Pitch to Publication says that any story can be boiled down to: What does the main character want, and what’s stopping them from … Continue reading
Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes) Dorothy Parker
I hate writing. I love having written. Dorothy Parker
The Life of a Writer (watch carefully – I have a bit part!)
Happy St Bridget’s Day
Just discovered on http://www.fisheaters.com that Brigid should be pronounced Brigg-id” or Bree-id but “almost never is”. Hmmm, so why the should be? When does a pronunciation move from standard to … Continue reading
DO YOU KNOW the 10 things authors want readers to do?
1. Write an Amazon review. Reviews are a powerful tool that can make a big difference in an author’s sales. Don’t lie. Don’t go crazy about a book you don’t … Continue reading