My Writing Journey

Microsoft Word Actually Being Useful in Self-Editing

Word is where I do most of my initial writing and editing, and there are still little treasures I keep learning about, like this one shared by my talented, humorous, and generous friend, Roger.

Writing Despite Computers and Programmes

Editing. Outside assistance

I have to be one of the world’s worst in this department of the writing process. People finding mistakes in my spelling or syntax or questioning punctuation is bad enough. When anyone suggests even in the most friendlies of tones that there could be improvements in a character or plot line then hopefully visible warning beacons start to flash and they will drop the subject. Should someone be unwise enough to try and be critical then if they are lucky they just get the cold treatment. As my wife says ‘You’ll not be told’.And I won’t.

Except in the case of one short-story (unfamiliar ground for me) where without the valuable help and patience of Rachael Ritchley the story would have never flown.

Visit Rachael’s site. It’s a treasure trove for writers of Fantasy and Rachael does not only write YA Fantasy she creates the most…

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Melody of Memories #BlogBattle: FLUTE

Nothing could be more irritating than Cos's terrible playing. Nothing. No, not even the honking of old lady Gleason's pet goose was as bad. Jemma looked at the sky in askance. "Please, Lord, let him learn to play that thing, or for my sanity, let that flute find a home at the bottom of the… Continue reading Melody of Memories #BlogBattle: FLUTE

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Book Cover Reveal for Beast of the Night by E.E. Rawls

Happy day to you! On the timeline, while I write, it is Sunday. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and a steady breeze rustles the pine needles. That trembling of branches and leaves, it always reminds me of the rush of a river, but in an ebb and flow that only nature could… Continue reading Book Cover Reveal for Beast of the Night by E.E. Rawls

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Interview with Author Hazel B. West

This week is a great week! I've got another author who has been tricked into sitting in my interrogation room--living room, I mean--to be tortured for information--that is coherced to share her deepest darkest secrets--er, uh, what I meant to say is visit about herself and her newest book! Hazel B. West sat down for… Continue reading Interview with Author Hazel B. West

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Book Review for Science Fiction Adventure: The Emperor’s New Concerto by Hazel B. West

This is a great week for new books, and I've got another review to share! The Emperor's New Concerto is a newly released novel by Hazel West that comes at us from a future world unknowingly sitting on the brink of war. This science fiction adventure is comedic, and the story definitely has a crush… Continue reading Book Review for Science Fiction Adventure: The Emperor’s New Concerto by Hazel B. West