The Classic Three Act Structure

I’ve only been writing seriously for a couple of years and during that time I’ve been trying to work out what I’m good at and how I should approach it. As part of my consideration of novel writing I’ve come across the age old “plotter or panster” argument. The difference …

Guestblogging on #Quill: The Elements of Steampunk

Today I’m guestblogging over on #Quill – Writers at Play. An excerpt…. Steampunk is a relatively new term in the world of writing. It’s a sub-genre of either science fiction and/or fantasy that incorporates steam-powered technology. It’s a kind of alternative history where the internal combustion engine was never invented …

Stuff I Like: Geocaching

This post is another post in the “Stuff I Like” series, where I share some of my hobbies with you. It also happens to be a hobby I did on holiday, so it’s kind of another holiday post. Geocaching is a really fun hobby. If you want to describe it …

#WhatHappensNext?

This week, #Quill‘s Tuesday Twitter game was called #WhatHappensNext? #Quill provided hourly tweets, and us Tweeters had to continue the story. Here’s my best efforts! View the story “#WhatHappensNext?” on Storify

National Poetry Day – October 8th

Browsing Twitter this morning, I noticed that National Poetry Day was trending. What better inspiration for a blog post! Except … poetry isn’t really my thing. As an adult, I don’t think I’ve ever picked up a book of poetry. I suppose I perceive poetry as hard work compared to …

Musings on Introversion

I’ve returned from holiday and am slowly getting back to normal. I had a great time, very relaxing, and in due course I might share some pictures. Today, I’m musing about introversion. It’s something I’m very interested in, as I identify as an introvert. It’s only more recently that I’ve begun …