I've got my party dress on and am ready to dance! Well it's a virtual party dress and I'm dancing on the inside, but tonight I'm off to the Follow-Swap Blog Hop, hosted by Katherine Amabel at Beyond the Hourglass Bridge. So what's a Follow-Swap Blog Hop you ask? Well, participants link one of their … Continue reading Going to a Blog-Hop!
I am infamous for falling asleep during action scenes. At the cinema. The most notable was during one of the Die Hard movies, when I fell asleep while Bruce Willis and Co. were driving through some underground tunnel as a wall of water was bearing down upon them. It was tense and exciting - so … Continue reading Are Action Scenes Kicking Your Butt?
Some days you really need someone to say well done you... So thank you to Katherine Amabel from Beyond the Hourglass Bridge for nominating me for the Reader Appreciation Award. I put my first ever piece of writing up for critique on Katherine's blog and discovered the earth did not in fact open up and … Continue reading And the Award Goes To…
In my post Writing the Ravine: A View from a Rope Bridge, I had in the back of my mind my own habit of writing in circles. For me writing can be a slow and laborious process. Right now I'm about to tip into the second act of my WIP and yet I've become bogged … Continue reading To Thine Own Style Be True
Have you ever crossed a rope bridge? A really rickety one, not much more than a few pieces of rope strung across a drop of bone-breaking proportions? Living in New Zealand, I've had my fair share of encounters with these no-frills crossings - especially on school camps where they are deliberately built that way to … Continue reading Writing the Ravine: A View From a Rope Bridge
It actually doesn't need to be a Tardis (that's Dr Who's Time Travelling Police Box for my Mum and Dad who read this blog faithfully), any old time freezing, stretching, cloning sort of device that will allow me to get on top of my life will do. Because over the past few weeks real life … Continue reading Help I Need a Tardis! (And Character Motivation)