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This week's mega short-story challenge

This week’s writing challenge is from a photo I took of the inter-island ferry Aratere that plies between Wellington and Picton.

Use the photo to inspire a 150-200 word super-short story – a proper one, with beginning, middle, end and punchline (all super-short stories gotta have a punchline) – and post it on your blog, with the prompt photo and… 276 more words


NaNoWriMo Prep

There are just under 3 months left until NaNoWriMo starts. What does that mean?

For me, it means planning begins. The “official” NaNo Prep stuff doesn’t happen until September, but I start my prep in August so I have plenty of time to flesh out details and figure out what I want to happen. 396 more words


Older Writing

Call Center Murders – 2007 Nano – COMPLETE and currently being posted to Wattpad.

Review by Deana: You Can Write 50,000 Words in 30 Days

Deana reviewed my new book… she titled it Writing Challenge – which is exactly what I was trying to get across. If writing 50,000 Words in 30 days isn’t a challenge for you, you’re probably wasting your time participating in NaNoWriMo… but of course, you could still compete just for the fun. 285 more words


Mega Monday Book Launch: Dirty Weekend (and my tribute to Cilla Black) by Deirdre

It seems like only yesterday I was knocking back the champers to celebrate the release of my first traditionally-published novel, Remarkable Things.  Now, just three months later, here I am with the second! 418 more words

Consistency: The Key to Success

This flag is the ensign of the United States Power Squadrons, a national organization dedicated to education, safety, and enjoyment of recreational boating, both power and sail. 339 more words