poetry, Writing

Poem: The year that never happened

THE YEAR THAT NEVER HAPPENED Time sucked into a black hole The year that never happened. That time the pandemic stole The world we felt abandoned. The year we never had Where we all were confined. The year we felt a little mad That year we left behind. What did you learn? What did you… Continue reading Poem: The year that never happened

poetry, Writing

Poem: When the world stands still

WHEN THE WORLD STANDS STILL What did you see in your mind? When the world became within? What reality did you find? Far beneath your skin? What horrors did you feel? Deep within your mind? What wounds did you heal? Or did reality make you blind? When the world goes still Listening to the sounds… Continue reading Poem: When the world stands still

Random opinions, Writing

Write what you want… wait, not like that

So this came up on twitter. Can you, someone not of a specific minority, write about that minority? It goes like this WRITER: Write what you wantMINORITY WRITER: No, you can't write OUR stories only WE canWRITER: So I can only write what I AM? Not what I know, experience, see in the world. Just… Continue reading Write what you want… wait, not like that

humor, Writing

Things writer’s tears are good for

We collect our tears because writer's tears are magical and can be used in various ways. If you don't collect your tears you should start. If you don't weep when you edit... well, you need to Edit Harder... and tears will happen. Writer's tear common uses Puting three, and Only three, drops into ones alcoholic… Continue reading Things writer’s tears are good for

book promotion, Ebooks, fantasy fiction, Writing

Lost Magic: Book 1 of the Alignment preorder

Lost Magic is available August 30th! Almost time. I did a preorder this time which I have never done before. When it is done I will put up the physical book for sale as well. And I have pre-sold 2 books. I know. Impressive. Don't envy me. Anyway, it is up for preorder and it… Continue reading Lost Magic: Book 1 of the Alignment preorder

Writing

Purple

So I dyed my hair purple. Because... why not, eh? I had cut it short and am on the way to growing it out long again. So while it is short I think I will muck about with semi-permanent colours to amuse myself. You can see it is currently in a curly state. It dried… Continue reading Purple

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humor, the quest, traditional publishing, Writing

Adventures in traditional publishing: Query

So I self-publish. And I have since the economy tanked and every agent letter I received back said 'due to the economy ... but this quite good'. So I just did it myself and make every mistake along the way but mistakes just make you better. And I am trying now to pick up my… Continue reading Adventures in traditional publishing: Query