Every so often, I have a think about what segments to include on The Secret Library and whether they should continue or if I should retire them. I've done this with a few segments already that didn't really engage readers, and I think it's good practice to evaluate whether a segment is worth including or… Continue reading Your Opinion, Pretty Please?
Writers tend to categorise themselves in a futile attempt to understand the writing process, and two of these categories are "plotting" and "pantsing". Plotters draw up meticulous plans before writing their books so they know exactly who does what, when, where, and how. They will typically know everything about a scene before they write it,… Continue reading I’m A Plotter By Nature
There's no chance at all that I am the only person who has had their life irreversibly turned upside down by the last fifteen months. A global pandemic is a once in a lifetime occurrence, and its changed things we once thought untouchable: the locations of work and school, mask-less shopping, and trust in science.… Continue reading This Pandemic Changed My Life – And I Hope It Stays This Way
Apologies for the late post, I've spent the day returning home from visiting family on holiday this week. As such, I haven't made a great deal of progress on anything remotely book-related, and I won't lie, it's been difficult to extract myself from work. Valkyrie Cursed, the first book in The Rogue Valkyrie series, is… Continue reading The Calm Before The Storm
The one thing I forget every time I start a new job (or career) is that it takes a while to get into the swing of things. We've got to learn how to do the work, manage your time, and deal with your co-workers, and it isn't until we do all this that we can… Continue reading The Rogue Valkyrie Series Updates