Category: #writing

  • Unravelling Writing Advice – How Often To Write!

    Unravelling Writing Advice – How Often To Write!

    Introducing my new series Unravelling Writing Advice where I explain how the advice works and adapts for every writer. Most of the advice I’ve seen talks about weekly goals and daily writing schedules. It helps keep you organised and motivated. Without regular goals, your writing time can get lost in the haze that is the […]

  • Cheers to My Yesterday

    Cheers to My Yesterday

    A little poem from my random Bursts of Words collection. Cheers to the yesterday that broke me, stole all I had until I was nothing. It chipped away at my sanity and left me for dead. Yesterday threw rock after rock at me until I fell over the edge. It kept throwing rocks so I […]

  • Final Chapter!

    What a perfect day to finish my beta copy of Out of Ashes. It’s been amazing to work on the latest draft and, despite life getting in the way, I’ve put the final changes into my final chapters all in time to finish 2020. Well… technically. The final chapters just need a SpaG edit, then […]

  • Sharing Some Winter Cheer!

    Inspiration comes from all kinds of places for me. There isn’t one single source that I can draw from. Seasonal things are inspirational too, like renewing things in spring, relaxing in the summer heat, or enjoying the beautiful colours of autumn. Winter cheer isn’t so different from Christmas cheer for me, but in the spirit […]

  • What’s Your Christmas Soundtrack?

    Some people love Christmas songs and carols while others despise them. That’s okay. I sometimes hate them myself.  Not this year. I’m loving pretty versions of Christmas classics and modern songs. I’ve found even more inspiration to spark my creativity. It’s mostly musical, but I like writing to tinkly Christmas music. It’s calming, thought provoking, […]

  • Take Flight

    Take Flight

    Another story from Dreams of a Fantasist. The title was inspired by Lyndsey’s track, but the story is a Fantasist original. I run through the battlefield, dodging swinging swords as I go. My weapon long lost, the balance tips further in their favour. Blooded ground stretches out before me until it meets dark mountains beyond. […]

  • Freeing Clair

    Freeing Clair

    I once met a pianist who could play Clair de Lune. He played with such passion, such beauty that it brought me to tears. His love poured through his fingers and danced across ivory keys. My body moved to his melody in the only way I knew, and I danced for him. The Pianist and […]

  • Curse of the Girl in the Wings

    Curse of the Girl in the Wings

    Enjoy… The wings of a stage hold weighty loneliness when a dancer cannot perform. Shadows swallow my dream of the spotlight while I stand in this cursed darkness. Fear keeps me from the stage while I watch others ascend to greatness.  A dancer takes centre stage with prowling grace as he gazes upon the women […]

  • Danger and Disappointment

    Danger and Disappointment

    I tremble from rage. My eyes burn with tears that drown me on dry land. Screaming in my head at the world, and him, I wonder how I could have been so stupid, so naive. Love does that to a person, at least the idea of it. It twists and taints what should have been […]

  • Colslaw for a Hungry Writer!

    Colslaw for a Hungry Writer!

    Image by Katrina at Pixabay. Introducing the Hungry Writer series where I share some useful recipes for writers. Welcome to my second recipe for busy writers, not that other people aren’t busy. As someone who has a job as well as treating my writing like a second job, I feel like it gets too much […]