Character emotions are important. Anyone who writes characters who don’t at least show their emotions in their inner thoughts (deep POV) is not likely to engage their readers. Fortunately we have two major aids for this. Books like the wonderful
Cohosting IWSG January 23
Oh look, I’m cohosting today! Welcome to 2023, and I hope it brings good things for you. I particularly like this month’s Question, which gives plenty of scope for thinking about the year ahead. Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, T. Powell
On Comments and NaNoWriMo | #IWSG
Having trouble with comments seems to be a thing at present. I thought it was just me, but then Damyanti wrote a blog post asking for feedback, and I sent her quite a lot. And then I worked out why
My Favourite Genre | #IWSG October 22
A question about my favourite genre this month for the IWSG question of the month. Tonja Drecker, Victoria Marie Lees, Mary Aalgaard, and Sandra Cox! What is my favourite genre? Despite starting out writing gentle, clean, interesting mysteries set in a fantasy world populated
What sells and what would I not tackle? #IWSG
‘What sells’ reflects on my first year of doing Craft & Gift Fairs through a wonderful South of England company called Mynt Image Ltd. ‘What would I not tackle’ is the IWSG question for today. Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle
The Problem of Paperbacks | #IWSG
Paperbacks; aren’t they nice to have? Recent events have made me think more about paperback (softcover) editions, and I thought I’d ask you for your thoughts. Next month I’ll review my first year of selling my paperbacks at Craft Fairs.
Which world? #IWSG July 2022
Which world would I like to live in? That’s the IWSG question today. I’m glad I can answer it because I can’t think of anything to write about just now. My brain is fried, and my inbox is overwhelming me.
The Indie book world is changing
The indie book world is constantly changing. There are many posts out there with a far more knowledgeable view of it than mine, I’m just an ideas person. This post is really to record some ideas I had during and
Highs and Lows of an Insecure Writer #IWSG
The question is about highs and lows for the Insecure Writers Support Group post this month. An interesting idea, but I thought of the answer quickly enough. So – this month’s question is on Highs and Lows It’s the best
My Virtual Book Tour, Audiobooks, plus CassaDark launch #IWSG
My virtual book tour finished mid-March, and as with all marketing things, it’s worth taking a look at it to see what I can learn. And I’m also talking about audiobooks, which is the Question of the Month. And… well,
To Include or Not? | #IWSG
This month’s IWSG asks about passages you’ve decided to include, or not, in your books. One passage sprang to mind immediately. More of that later. To Include or not? Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding
What am I doing in 2022? #IWSG
What am I doing in 2022? I’m writing an IWSG post, of course. Question of the Month What’s the one thing about your writing career you regret the most? Were you able to overcome it? I regret not starting sooner.
Zanzibar’s Rings–the Cover Reveal | #IWSG December 21
A Cover Reveal is a funny thing. I’m not sure whether it really does help marketing your new book, but I do it anyway. It’s all supposed to build hype leading up to the book launch. Well, I’ve chosen to
“If you like that, you’ll like this” | #IWSG November 21
“If you like that, you’ll probably like this other book I read.” That seemed to be one of the most enjoyable things about my first book stall which I gave you feedback on last month. I thought I might talk
#IWSG October: update on the book stall + my latest Book Launch!
My latest book–the flash fiction collection Snowflakes and Shivers–comes out tomorrow! Like the collections earlier in the year, it contains short stories that have been here on my blog, this time with a wintry and seasonal theme. But there are