Kryptonite, Blog Hopping

Welcome to another #OpenBook blog hop. Here’s this week’s prompt. What is your writing Kryptonite? Hmmm, another provocative question. And one with so many potential answers. How about Procrastination? Well, it’s true that I often start my writing day full … Continued

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Research, blog hopping.

Welcome to another blog hop, from #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book? This is a really strange prompt for me; when you consider … Continued

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The Agony and the Ecstasy, Blog Hopping.

Here’s this weeks prompt, from #OpenBook Does writing energize or exhaust you? A non-writer would probably think that writing was quite a benign activity. All you do is sit at a keyboard (or in front of a piece of paper) … Continued

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The Hardest Part of all. Blog Hopping.

Welcome to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. What was your hardest scene to write? Writing Sci-fi, about things that have never happened, usually in a place that doesn’t even exist can be hard work. Surprisingly, you … Continued

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Let’s talk about the weather, Blog Hopping

Here’s this week’s prompt. Despite the recent snow in the Rocky Mountains, it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Do your stories and worlds reference seasons and do they play into the plots of your books? Another week, another prompt to … Continued

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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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