Determination


I hate writing, I love having written. – Dorothy Parker Do you know what the single most important characteristic of a writer is? Determination. Determination translates to the discipline that sees you to writing even when you don’t feel like it, into perseverance to keep submitting in the face of rejection and through the writer’s […]

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April’s New Year


This year is getting away from me, and somehow despite that I’m always keenly aware of April. My year does not run January to December, it runs April to April – the closing and beginning of new cycles. There are days quickly approaching that I count down to all year, caught in pointless thoughts and […]

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WorldBuilding: New World Essentials


Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on creating a master worldbuilding worksheet. It’s taken so long because the list is so extensive – I hope to have it ready for both you and me in the coming weeks, but it occurred to me this morning as I began worldbuilding for a new story […]

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Shouldn’t Have Waited


“Wait for me under the third lamppost,” he begged her. “I’ll meet you there at midnight and we’ll start a new life. Just you and me.” He was late, bruised ribs trying to cripple him, but he was there. She just wasn’t. The minutes ticked by, etched into his soul like the cuts were on […]

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