Stuff I Like: Zumba

A warning up front: this post has nothing to do with writing. It’s merely another interlude about something else that goes on in my life. Over the years, I’ve struggled with exercise. I was terrible at school sports and never found any aspect of exercise enjoyable. In my 20s I put on some weight, and […]

Writing Site Review: Scribophile

I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I’m a member of Scribophile.com. I’d like to tell you all about it and how it’s helped me. Nearly a year ago, I was considering getting back into writing, and I fished out some chapters of a couple of novels I’d attempted to start a few years previously. Up until […]

Worldbuilding: Names

In my worldbuilding series, I’ve created a country, a city and some basic characters. I’ve reached the stage where I’d like to give everything a name. For now, I shall concentrate on the worldbuilding elements affecting the three characters I have in mind. So I want to name the country, the city, the river, the forest, the […]

Short Story: Curtain Call

I wrote this short story (~2,500 words) under the following prompt: In memory of Terry Pratchett write a story that showcases the following: -characters who face death bravely -stories that turn the traditional ideas of death on their heads   Curtain Call The No.1 bus trundled along the streets of Bristol. The driver yawned behind the […]

Magical Books: What Katy Did

I was going to do another post about school stories I enjoyed as a child, and What Katy Did At School fell into that category. But then I got thinking about how I enjoyed the whole series of Katy books. There are five books in the series in total. All five can be found at Project […]