There aren’t that many of us on the street, but we turn up a lot in books. What, editors? Struggling indie authors? (I’m both of those!) No, redheads. (Yes, I’m one of those too.) The most popular hair colour for literary heroines is red, and to go with the fiery locks they often have green… Continue reading Redheaded Roses
You probably know by now that I like blovels and serials. I’ve written several posts about this interesting type of fiction. I’m sure we see a lot more coming out in 2012. First a few words about a new blovel on the block. Check out http://www.somethingfishy.fr for what’s shaping up to be a fun novel… Continue reading Blovels Set to Grow in 2012
Here’s an extract from Something Fishy, the racy fishing mystery story by my carp fishing friend Rorie Stevens. Marcus Summers is the narrator. He’s brought a team of 6 anglers to take on a rival team at a friend’s lake in France near Coussac. This year Marcus has the hot Fiona on his team. … Continue reading Sample Sunday Guest Post: Something Fishy by Rorie Stevens
Bite Size Edits I happened across Bite-Size Edits today. It’s addictive! You get points for editing little chunks of text which you’re served up randomly, although you can request to get more text from the same author. You can make changes, leave the sentence as it is, and/or attach a note with suggestions. For example,… Continue reading Give Bite-Size Edits a Nibble!
Something Fishy has become enormous. I’m at 180,000 words and not finished. It’s too big. So I started thinking hard about what to do today while lugging hay and water around for the llamas and goats. It’s amazing what a spot of not-so-gentle exercise can do for the old grey matter. I found the solution.… Continue reading Book Break-Up