I love it when a good day comes along. You know, the sort of day when you feel like Julie Andrews on the mountain. The sort of day when you Just. Feel. Good. When you find yourself smiling. At a plant, the sky. Or just smiling. Nothing special has happened, maybe the sun is shining … Continue reading A Julie Andrews Day
We all do it. For different reasons. We procrastinate.
Then I started to wonder what happened to these characters I created
Everywhere there is a story. We just need to observe and give our imagination free reign
or...How Her Father's Daughter came about I am a serious pantser. Not something I chose, it's the way I am. I might begin to write towards a particular turning point but the pen or the keys take off in a different direction and before I know it my characters are saying and doing things they … Continue reading Pantsing along…
Just for fun I am sharing a few photos to show where my protagonist lives.
Writers are often asked in interviews to explain which books and or authors have shaped them, or have helped define their writing. Children's classics like Anne of Green Gables and the Famous Five are spoken of with pleasure, and likewise Gumnut Babies and The Magic Pudding. Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers and P.D. James inspire mystery writers. Dickens, Austen, Hemingway...the list goes on … Continue reading Shaped or Shapeless
"Boy Scouts," he said. I couldn't help laughing at the picture of boy scouts escorting reluctant elderly ladies across the road.
...few of us balk at flowers and chocolates, but your writer may be hoping for something a little more writerly.
A writer must simply sit with pen and paper and the words will flow seamlessly onto the page...