Some writers sit down with a story idea and work a large chunk of the larger “details” out before diving into the more nitty gritty. One of those large details is Naming things and people. Some people go “This character is going to represent this feeling/thing/theme and so I will call them…” and other writers…

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Dunedin Speculative fiction stall at the Edge of the World Expo 2020 at Edgar Centre Dunedin with book poster, stacks of books for sale and t-shirts for sale

We live in a rapidly evolving time. A couple of weeks ago, it felt as if we lived in a world of abundance. If you had the money, you could buy the things you wanted because you wanted them, and you didn’t have to worry too much if that left much in your savings account.…

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Advertisement image for the Beyond the City Limits Anthology. IMages of book cover and cover on an ereader on a cloudy night background with text that says Anything can happen

Hey team (o: You can HELP! Some of my local writerly friends and I worked hard over the last year to put this book together and it would be awesome to be in with a chance for recognition for our writing. Having been published in 2019, our anthology is eligible to be nominated for Best…

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Howdy team, I just felt like posting to keep things active around here, but as always, I’m a tired working mother of young children (and full up with a cold at the moment, bleugh) trying to fit writing in where I can. So, here I am, posting already written stuff (o: This is a scene…

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I read an opinion piece in an online newspaper on Sunday just been. And then I went on to read the comments. Possibly a mistake, but, meh. It happened. The article was about private property vs a community’s right to protest what the owner of the property wants to do on or with that private…

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So, now that I have “finished” my first book and am working on books 2 and 3, I have been doing some research (some might call it procrastination … but I’m sure it will all be useful in the end). Anyway, along with working on these next two books, I am being bombarded by ideas…

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“All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” ~Gene Fowler I had to look this quote up. This one is very similar: “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” ~Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith…

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