Book Review: The Writer’s Lexicon

A new tool for writers: The Writer’s Lexicon by Kathy Steinemann Blurb You’re a writer. You just read your manuscript and discovered your characters nodding like marionettes in every chapter. When they’re not nodding, they’re rolling their eyes. Oops. Time to slash the Pinocchio strings and turn them into real …

The World of the Fae

​ Notes taken from the BristolCon 2016 panel ‘The F Word’.  Whatever happened to fairytales?  Today’s popular fairytales are very sanitised. Generic fairies roam the covers of children’s book. Disney gives everyone a happy ever after. In the UK, Enid Blyton has been responsible for numerous jolly little fairies, brownies …

Writing Through the Storm

This post was inspired by the BristolCon 2016 panel of the same name – with thanks to those authors who shared their personal experiences.  At some point in your life, difficult times will come. You may experience health problems, both physical and mental, illness or death of close friends and …