GO BACK!… It’s a Trap. Blog Hopping

Welcome along to another #OpenBook blog hop, let’s take a look at this weeks prompt. What are common traps for aspiring writers? Where to begin? Let’s first consider the whole publishing industry, as seen by a new writer. Cast your … Continued

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The Lost Princess. Arriving soon.

The Balcom Dynasty, how it all began. Way back in autumn 2014, I was on sick leave from my job. It turned out that I had a bone spur in my shoulder, to spare you all the details, I had … Continued

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Blog hopping: What’s in a name?

Welcome to another #OpenBook blog hop, here’s the prompt for this weeks musings. How do you select the names of your characters? That’s a very good question. Names are important, they create a first impression and a hint as to … Continued

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The power of words; Blog Hopping

Welcome to another blog hop. Here’s this weeks prompt – What was an early experience where you learned that language had power? It’s funny, probably the greatest of illustrations of the power of words comes when we hear something that … Continued

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Blog hopping, let’s talk about sex.

Have I got your attention? Good, here’s this weeks prompt, from the Open Book blog hop. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex? To a certain extent, I think that the gender of your character … Continued

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Talking Finance, Blog Hopping.

I’m back on the blog hop again, here’s this weeks prompt. What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? An interesting prompt this week, and one which is not quite as simple to answer as you might … Continued

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Let me tell you a Secret, Blog Hopping.

I’m really getting into this blog-hoping lark now, I like the idea of getting a prompt on Wednesday and having to produce something for the next Monday. Even though I’m not normally a fan of deadlines and being told what … Continued

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My favourite Character, Blog Hopping

Welcome to my Monday post; this week, the topic for the blog hop aligns with a subject close to my heart. Which is a win for me, I can use the same notes for both and save myself from writing … Continued

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What’s next? Work in progress.

As I said last time, it’s a relief to get the completed work ready for beta reads, as a bonus, it’s got my creativity flowing again on the other work I have started and not yet finished. This week I’m … Continued

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What should I publish next? Beta Readers Wanted, apply below.

Before we get to the good stuff, the details of the novels available for beta reads, let me update you on where I am, so to speak. I’d also like to talk a little about the importance of beta readers. … Continued

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