Amazon KDP: The Planet of the Snake People

  So, since there’s been no movement of this short dream parable eBook, I removed it from Smashwords and moved it to Amazon KDP Select. I priced it at 99c (USD) and chose some Christian and insipirational categories for it. Will let you know how it goes. If you’d like to support me (disclaimer – […]

Apps and stuff

These are apps I enjoy working with  and that I have found helpful. Feel free to give more suggestions in the comments below! Mindmeister Found this on Google Chrome. It is amazingly easy for mindmapping. Endless extension possibilities on a freemium model.Functions on all platforms You start from a central node, and then add attaching […]

What My Parents Could Not Teach Me About Writing

Although writing is still writing and storytellers will be with us forever, there are some things that have changed. Things my parents could probably not have imagined. 1.  The World Is Your Oyster We are so used to chatting to friends on Facebook and Twitter that we don’t even stop to think how wonderfully insane […]

Baking Words

I was watching an old sci-fi series (must confess I am nervous to say which one, as it would place me on a side of the divide – either loved by rabid fans or scoffed by intellectual superiors) and spent half the time mildly amused at the way future technology was imagined. Especially the voice-activated […]

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. […]

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 […]

Watch Some Videos … It’s Weekend!

Have a look at some videos on my YouTube channel.   I will add to it from time to time, so feel free to subscribe, or just pop around every so often. Don’t you just love living in the digital age where we have all this great information and amazing interviews at our fingertips! Have […]

Go with the Flow or Plan Ahead – How Do You Write?

Writers’ conferences are interesting animals. Picture the anxious, eager young writer wielding a notebook/voice recording device. Every word spoken by the sage is truth and golden and pure. Every joke is funny. Every poignant example brings a tear. And if the sage says: plan, then plan we will, by Shakespeare’s quill! But SHOULD you? And […]