Character wrangling is a term I put together when writing my guest post for Ronel Janse van Vuuren today. I was writing of the discovery I made when I started writing the Princelings series, that characters do what they want,
Security service is a post from the April 2012 A to Z Challenge. My theme that year was the A to Z of the Princelings books; this year in celebration of the Challenge’s tenth anniversary, I’m doing flashbacks. I’ve done
I went visiting Castle Marsh instead of story-writing – you can see how it started last week. Now read on! Castle Marsh Christmas In which I discover that the Steward stands in for the King at all times I’m flying
I was hoping to do the Deja Vu Blogfest today. This has been an annual flashback event, and I liked it so much I went for the monthly one when that was invented. The brainchild of D L Hammons, it
I am at the Cheeky Parrot on my way to Castle Marsh. I didn’t get a new story written for Christmas this year, but I did attempt to research one. Here’s what happened when I went to interview some old
Today I’m being interviewed by Kai Strand on her blog Strands of Thought. Kai is a children’s author, and blogs fiction for children and teens. That sounds just the right place for me. She’s asked me some interesting questions, like
This is the second of my posts in the lead up to Read Tuesday (9th December) – an excerpt from each of my books. There will be special offers available for Read Tuesday itself – see details at the end
I thought it would be fun to lead up to Read Tuesday (9th December) with an excerpt from each of my books – which will have special offers available from the date of the excerpt through to Read Tuesday itself.
Bravo Victor is the sixth in The Princelings of the East series, and stars Victor, keeper of the Inn of the Seventh Happiness, a much-loved character in four of the previous books. On Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th July, from
Chuck Wendig is in Phoenix, Arizona, so he’s given us a phoenix theme as our challenge this week. I’ve rebelled slightly by doing only 500 words. It’s a refreshing change. Happy birthday to my Fred and George today, Princelings Day.
Christmas cards posted, Meals planned, presents wrapped, tree up. Soon friends will arrive!
In which Crown Prince Fred of Marsh prepares to present his paper at the inaugural Natural Philosophy Summer School 2011 This 1300 word short story could appear in a collection entitled The Chronicles of Marsh. It picks up on the
Here we are in the middle of Yuletide again. It’s such a busy time, but very enjoyable, and although he would never admit it, it’s a time Fred finds very stressful these days. There are a lot of duties on
George and I are back home in Castle Marsh after our five day trip to southern Gaul. It was a fascinating and, at times, scary trip. George flew us round the castle as we got lower in the sky, preparing
We are at Castle Marsh, in a room in the south-east of the castle, looking out over the marshes. Silvery streams break up the sea of susurrating stems. Small birds fly across the streams every now and then and disappear