Entertaining Mythical Characters

Image how different fairy tales would be had Cinderella been middle-aged. A fit, trim, well-preserved middle-aged lady, in shape because her nasty stepsisters ate all the fatty food and she was left nibbling some leafy green veggies and the odd piece of broccoli. A rocking body because of years of cleaning house and washing windows. […]

To Write About

Enjoy this image by edSos.de taken from flickr. See what stories you can spin around this one!

This Week on Facebook

Enjoy the quotes and link shared on my Facebook Page this week! Great Quotes “Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” — Larry L. King “The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” — Philip Roth “Everything you have ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” — […]

What My Parents Taught Me About Writing

I remember waking up one morning early to a strange sound in the study. I went in there to check, and found my mom sobbing over her typewriter. Literally sobbing. Because she had to just finished drowning her beloved main character. Both my parents were published authors and very involved in mentoring young writers, so […]

Read it yet …? The Casual Vacancy – JK Rowling

JK Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” has topped the charts, won prizes and is being adapted into a BBC television drama. Read a bit more on Wikipedia: click here. Or buy it on Amazon if you don’t have it yet: click here. Have you read it? Rate one to five stars and tell us what you […]

The Slow Goodbye (Nelson Mandela)

Five past five this morning I did what I have done each morning for the past three weeks – I opened Twitter on my cellphone and moved to Trends. The light from the camera hurt my eyes. The rest of the room was dark and all I could hear was the sound of the waves […]

Write What You (Don’t) Know

Actually, writing is not all that complicated. You have a very simple choice when you write: Write what you know. Write what you don’t know. It’s that simple. Not easy. Just simple.   Write What You Know You might know a great deal about something – or a little bit about many things. The trick […]

How a Beginner Writer can Create an Online Presence

The nature of writing has changed quite a bit. In the past, you would write a book, or an article, or short story, or a poem and you would send it off to the relevant publishers. If you were lucky, they published you. And then they told you what they wanted you to do in […]