Within each season, the moods of nature support certain activities; building momentum throughout the year. They nurture the necessary and the beloved, providing a loose framework with room to adapt (because disruption is part of life). I've put my life on paper in 3 lists; what I need to do, what I love to do and… Continue reading Embrace
Here is contentment and excitement, here is the end of some things and the beginning of others. Here is where I write more and do more, with the freedom that cooler weather brings. The last few painting jobs and repairs, digging while the spade still cleaves soil. With its chill air and flaming trees, Autumn… Continue reading You Are Here
Some uplifting reading for you today! Enjoy my interview with writer Carol Lovekin, author of two books (both published by Honno, the Welsh Women's Press). You can find Carol online, via her blog and on Twitter. What were your reasons for taking up swimming? Initially, & predictably, because I thought it would be good for me.… Continue reading Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin
Fantasy is a broad spectrum of wonders. As a story ends, I often find myself asking, "Then what?" I'm fascinated by the big TA-DAAA moment. A glimpse of what comes after. The sun rises, people gather, rebuilding awaits. I often linger there. It cannot be all rainbows and ribbons - a battle is won though struggles continue… Continue reading What Happens Next?
This week, I interview the lovely Jill Seidenstein of Seattle, who blogs at Slow Bloom. 1: What were your reasons for becoming a librarian? When I was finishing up college, I went to a career counselor, did their tests and the only thing I can remember from that process was librarian or archivist. At the time I… Continue reading Set the Scene: Librarian Jill Seidenstein
I'm asking people about an activity or skill they love. This week I'm happy to share my interview with representational artist Wendy Andrew... 1. What drew you to becoming an artist? I have always drawn and painted and made things! My father was an artist and took me to life drawing classes as a young… Continue reading Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew
Today I'm sharing with you the lullaby of sky, a poem that details the character's united journeys in my fantasy epic novel which launched this week. Sky full of lullaby Answering heart’s call Shadows in the wake of light Journeying towards a fall . . . A million strings beating sparks Together moving to… Continue reading Lullaby of Sky
In the creation of a project there is a time of turning inward. Of walking spirals and circles as mood overlaps thought. Then comes the time to blossom. In patterns of slow emerging, in bursts of ecstatic colour. Writing is like this. Characters shifting; their behaviour ebbing and flowing just as winter becomes spring. Creative… Continue reading Changeling Days