• Kiss From A Dragon (2020) front
    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

    How are things in your world?

    0 April 1 question - The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?   Firstly, I hope everyone in all communities - not just our writing community - is staying safe and well in these troubling times. This pandemic seems to be more like something out of a novel than real life, but we will pull through it and get out at the other side.…

  • Insecure Writers Support Group
    IWSG,  Novels

    What Started You On Your Writing Journey?

    0 January 8 question - What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story, or series? Was it a teacher/coach/spouse/friend/parent? Did you just "know" suddenly you wanted to write?   I’m sure I will not be the first aspiring fantasy author to say that my writing journey began with George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire. I was a latecomer to the phenomenon that was the HBO TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. It wasn’t until around series 6 or 7 that my partner and I purchased a second-hand box set of seasons 1-5. We were hooked from episode 1. But to say we…

  • Insecure Writers Support Group
    IWSG,  Novels

    Should I be insecure?

    0 Today is the first Wednesday of the month, and my first ever post to the Insecure Writer's Support Group - so firstly a big hello to all fellow members! A link to the IWSG website can be found here. So maybe it is a little odd that my first post to the group comes with little insecurity at all. So me being the worrying kind that I am, it got me thinking - should I have insecurities, or have I just been lucky enough to so far avoid them? Writing to me is currently more of a hobby than anything else. Sure, it would be lovely to think that…

  • Games,  General

    Why World of Warcraft made me love dragons

    0 I love dragons. The beautiful, mysterious, enigmatic creatures hold a fascination for me that has gone back to my childhood. For as long as I can remember, I have been enchanted by stories, folklore, films, games and books that have had anything to do with these magnificent beings. Perhaps my earliest recollection is from avidly watching the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon series on TV. Now in my early-forties, the only thing that sticks out in my mind from that series is that it had dragons. I can’t remember any of the other characters, just the dragons. Looking back, this must have been where the fascination started. Yet it has…