Category Archives: On writing

Stranger in a strange land

Ideas come from everywhere. On Twitter at the moment there’s a tweet going around about Pet, the sheep, who was brought up with family dogs. According to her owner, ‘Pet’ was an orphaned lamb who was brought up with the family’s four collies. She thinks the oldest dog is her mother, sleeps in the same…

Halfway through November – you know what that means

Halfway there NaNoWriMo is half over. If you’ve managed the word count, you’ll be 25,000 words by now. You’re halfway there. Keep it up and in another fifteen days you’ll have 50,00 words. If you haven’t … don’t panic. Sherylyn and I both enjoy NaNoWriMo, and we’d love to do it every year. Unfortunately, life…

The golden rule in martial arts

What’s the golden rule in martial arts? Run away.   We’re here in Brisbane for Genre-Con. Somewhat busy, attending sessions, so not a large blog today, but so far, every session has been truly good. My favourite sessions so far: Friday workshop: Write the fight right with Alan Baxter. Tremendously entertaining, as well as being…