• Insecure Writers Support Group
    IWSG,  Novels

    IWSG October – The Working Writer

    0 This month’s IWSG October optional question was to do with : When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in…

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    General,  Novels

    Don’t Fall Into The Same Trap As Me

    1+ Mistakes happen. It is how we learn from them that counts. I am paying for mine now, so please make sure you don't fall into the same trap as me when it comes to publishing your novel. The truth is, I published my debut novel Kiss From A Dragon too early. Far too early. So keen was I to see my pride and joy made available to the public, I published well before it was ready. It was a mistake I will live with for the rest of my live. But to say I have learned from this mistake is a mild understatement. What went wrong? It took me…

  • Light at the end of the tunnel
    Novels

    Light At The End Of The Tunnel

    0 It is fair to say that July has been a bit of a write-off for writing. So here, at last, is my August 2020 update – light at the end of the tunnel. At the moment, writing for me is not (unfortunately) my main job. I wish to was, and one day I hope it will be. But for now, I am stuck in a job I don’t like, working for a company that takes me for granted. Yes, I am lucky to have a job in this day-and-age. However this one isn’t doing my health much good at the moment. As a result, time for writing has been…

  • Insecure Writers Support Group
    IWSG,  Novels

    IWSG August – Where Does Form Come From?

    0 This month’s IWSG August optional question was to do with : Where does form come from? Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim…

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    Kiss From A Dragon,  Novels

    Kiss From A Dragon to be re-written

    0 Following some harsh but true comments on my debut novel, I have taken the decision for Kiss From A Dragon to be re-written. Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to read KFAD. Secondly, I would like to apologise for releasing it far too soon. Thirdly, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to leave a review. The good ones and the bad ones. I can see quite clearly now that my rush to publish blinded me somewhat. I was so excited, I could only see my work through clouded eyes. It was the worst decision I have made in my very…

  • Wordpress Addon Guide
    General

    WordPress Addon Guide for Authors

    0 WordPress is an incredibly powerful tool, but can be very user-unfriendly in its purest form. That is where official and third-party addons come into their own. In this WordPress addon guide for authors, I will go through the addons I use for my author website. Without addons, WordPress is just a blank canvas, waiting for you to put your own personal touch onto. Some are without much doubt essential, whilst others are personal preference. Take a quick look at the addons database within WordPress and you will find a staggering number of different addons, each providing a variety of different solutions that aim to make your life easier. But…

  • Insecure Writers Support Group
    IWSG,  Novels

    Rituals Used To Get In The Zone

    0 This month’s IWSG optional question was to do with rituals used to get in the zone. Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer – aim…

  • Hercules
    Films

    Film Review – Hercules

    0 Film Review – Hercules. The following is a totally independent and unbiased review of the 2014 film, “Hercules”, by Chris Pennington. 2014, Director: Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) This is an older film now, and one until recently I did not know existed. I came about it whilst researching about a particular subject for my new novel, so I was excited to give it a go. It boasts a good cast – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rebecca Ferguson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and John Hurt to name a few. Good start, this should be a great movie with that cast, shouldn’t it? Well, kind of. It…