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Honesty Without Constraint

I was once asked for my thoughts on writing controversial content, where you balance between ‘confronting’ and ‘gratuitous’. My novel ‘Rohypnol’ has a lot of graphic scenes, and it’s something I was criticised for in a few reviews, that it was gratuitous, … 1,117 more words


        16,582 is how many words I have written in the last three days, not counting today. I am not sure what it is, but I have hit a drive with writing right now. 484 more words


Writing Courses - Time well spent or dangerous time suck?

For me the question of whether to sign up for further writing courses has always been a sticky one. Should I be devoting the time to doing exercises for a new course or should I be working on my manuscript and trying to get closer to having something that is in a state which I can show to agents and publishers. 427 more words

Tips From Me

Giving Birth to Fiction and Overcoming Transition

Writing a novel is a bit like birthing a child – you spend months and months growing your project, devoting untold hours in nurturing and supporting it, trying to make it the best possible creation you can.   330 more words

Should a Love Scene make you cry?

Thanks to Kirsten at  www.ascenicroute.wordpress.com for demonstrating the Add Poll feature in Word Press. Check out her WP tips!

I just finished a  steamy love scene between my POV character and the completely unsuitable, dangerous man she falls for. 43 more words

Day Seven

It took me a while before I could get my mandatory three pages completed yesterday. My mind was not on a creative tip like I wanted it to be, and there was this waiting period where I did everything but write.   192 more words


Year End Update (of sorts)

So it’s been a year since I started this writing blog (well, technically speaking it’s been a year day-wise since I started this writing blog to commemorate the anniversary of  my writing the short story that sparked the series saga I am attempting to shape and write) and thus far I’ve had an interesting time thinking up topics and quasi-random musings every week. 457 more words

Writing Process