I’ve decided on my project for NaNoWriMo 2021

It’s that time of year again. Around this time of year, I decide which of my works-in-progress will become my NaNoWriMo challenge for the year. This year, as I already said, I had a shortlist of three possibles, I Remember … Continued

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A bit on the side.

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Don’t forget to click the purple button to see what everyone else has to say. What is a side skill that has been useful in your life? Where … Continued

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It’s the little things that make a difference.

It’s very easy to create a universe, just make up names for a few planets, give them rough characteristics and you’re away. Add a spaceship, a person and a problem and you have a novel. Well, it works for me. … Continued

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Better left unsaid? Inappropriate language.

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. How do you feel about the use of profanity, either in your stories or in what you read? After forty years at sea, I don’t think there’s a … Continued

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Food, glorious food. The need to feed.

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Does food play an important part in your writing? How about sharing a favorite recipe of one of your characters, or maybe one of yours? (We haven’t done … Continued

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Why do I do what I do?

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” – Flannery O’Connor. Authors across time have had many reasons to write. Why do … Continued

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It’s all Connected

It’s often said that nothing is ever wasted, that’s certainly true when it comes to half-finished stories and ideas. Sooner or later, you get to a point where what you had thought would never work has found a place to … Continued

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Inside, we’re all the same

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Do you write diverse characters? If so, how do you avoid cultural insensitivity? This is a tricky one. These days, the subject seems to be riddled with pitfalls, … Continued

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