You are not alone. I want, need, you to know that. When that feeling starts behind your eyes, when the pins run through your chest and up your spine, when breathing gets hard...you are not alone. When you tell yourself you can't do it, that you have to run, to flee to safety (though where… Continue reading You Need to Know
I'm pretty rubbish at self promotion and talking about things. But I'm taking a writing break, and so of course I'm thinking about writing. I thought I'd ramble a bit about what writing is and does for me... "Talk it out" is a truth, something that requires the words articulated in order to find the… Continue reading Just let go
Well hello there. I thought I'd pop in and let you know about a bit of word-pondering I did over at the Bold Strokes Blog site. Want to know where I got the inspiration for Spinning Tales, the fairy tale about fairy tales? Want to know where I start when I play with story? Have… Continue reading Inspiration
Today is the day. It's officially the world wide release day for Spinning Tales, an urban fairy tale about fairy tales. It has love, drama, destiny, magic, a quest, magical items, villains, questionable agendas, and of course, strong women kicking ass and changing the world. You can grab a copy here and lots of other… Continue reading Here, there, and everywhere
Who writes your story? Are you in charge of it? Or is your life on a predetermined path, written by someone you can't see, and you're just along for the ride? If you decide you want to take control, can you wrest it away from the writer? In my newest book, Spinning Tales (available today… Continue reading Are you in charge?
I'm not someone who gets excited about things. My response is often tepid, which leads to disapointment from the people around me. But book box day is always fun, and when I know the shipment is coming, I keep looking out the window for Scott, our UPS guy. I got my author copies of Spinning… Continue reading Book Box Day
I'm pretty sure most writers have been, or will go, there. You read a book by another author friend of yours. It's fucking fantastic. You read the beautifully constructed sentences, the tightly woven plot, the unexpected twist. It's all so clever and lovely and fucking excellent. And you think, why can't I write like that?… Continue reading Professional envy. Or, Damn all the words.
January 16th. It's raining. And grey. It's England in January, after all. But I've woken in a lovely holiday home looking over the Yorkshire dales, and I can see the sea. My wife is downstairs doing body combat, and my in-laws are having a quiet breakfast. We're on our yearly family winter break. It's beautiful… Continue reading Re-birthday things
Well...that went by in a whirlwind. Last year, I wrote about being an anti-social sloth-hermit and about what a busy, wonderful year it was. This year, I've actually had to look back on my calendar to see what happened in 2018, because on the 2nd day of 2019, I can't remember much... So here's a… Continue reading Time particles and soul drinking
Hello there, Just a little message to let you know several of us BSB UK authors are blogging about the holidays and giving away books over on the BSB site (and FB page). If you'd like a chance to win a book, drop your name in the comments on the blog or on the FB… Continue reading Join in