I regularly say this, but I’ll repeat myself: every author should be an avid reader. Years ago, I began writing out of desperation. I read exceedingly fast, and in those days, the library couldn’t stock new books in my favorite genres fast enough to keep up with my habit. Even though I haunted the secondhand […]Thoughts … Continue reading Thoughts on Narrative Perspective #amwriting — Life in the Realm of Fantasy
I’m a firm believer in blogging the way that works for you, and ignoring all the advice. But I know that sometimes people, especially new bloggers, feel pressured to follow the “expert\” advice. This post includes bits of advice on several different sites claiming to be experts telling you how to “succeed” at blogging. Success […]Expert … Continue reading Expert Blogging Advice that I Ignore — Mental Health @ Home
Spennyriver is a small town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK. The Spennyriver Dispatch is the local paper bringing you all the local news, keeping you up to date with all the happenings in this strange town. It's like a regular town with regular people. Just weirder. Brexit fallout in Spennyriver – Analysis … Continue reading Spennyriver Dispatch – Brexit Protests – Analysis and Opinion
Yahoo Image Search “Kill your darlings!” “No prologues!” “Show, don’t tell!” “Only use ‘say/says/said’!” “You must eliminate 80% of your first draft!…The ‘Rules’ of Writing: Real or Choose Your Own Adventure?
I recently gave you my suggestion of some of Stephen King's best short stories in audio form. I suggested that if you looked on YouTube, you could find all of those stories there, available for your listening pleasure. But what if you don't want to listen that way, evading copyright and all that good stuff? … Continue reading Where Can I listen To Free Audiobooks?
A Moving piece that spoke to me, from Sue Vincent... Laughing with my son today I could not help but notice as the light caught a faint scar on his shoulder. It is so faded now that no-one else will ever notice it. I do, and it breaks my heart and fills me with joy … Continue reading That was then… — The Silent Eye
I read a lot about people’s problems with WordPress. I’m learning to live with it, but here are some great tips to help you on your way back to sanity... Renard tells us how he deals with the madness on WordPress.5 Ways That I Deal With The Madness On WordPress
Can you come up with something chilling in just 6 words? Here are my attempts this week: The Zombies were his least concern Sometime running is all you've got. The Photo had gained another face. The universe's last light winked out. My question to you: Can you do better? Let me know below. Bonus: Boris … Continue reading Six Word Horror
I know we've passed halloween, but there is too much horror-related stuff to talk about in just one day! The question I want to ask here, is: Why Do People Believe In Ghosts? The word "ghost" in English tends to refer to the soul or spirit of a deceased person that can appear to the … Continue reading Why Do People Believe In Ghosts?
Well, I thought that I’d talk about some of the reasons for making art just for yourself. Whether this is art that is based on your memories, …Three Reasons To Make Art Just For Yourself