9 Reasons to Stop, Drop & Ukulele

I found myself in the early evening hours of the last Friday the 13th just smiling, apparently for no reason whatsoever. And then I remembered – I’ve just finished planning not one, but two ukulele-related acts for a sci-fi con, something I’ve been looking forward to and dreading for the past few years. I’ve been […]

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8 Weird(ish) Issues With Self-Editing

Self-editing, n. Hitting the keyboard with your head, repeatedly, until one of you gives in. During the Great Edits of the Second Werewolf Novel in 2019, I’ve discovered several things. Obstacles. Issues. #1 I migh be passable as a writer (the jury’s still out), but I’m absolutely horrible as a continuity person. Earlier today I had […]

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6 Creative Ways to Avoid Writing

#1 Read something else. From what I see, a great number of writers have the issue that, when faced with a tasty looking book by another writer, we would rather spend some time (preferably hours) with that person’s characters and plots, than play around our own. Even though there’s literally no way for one to […]

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Third Book is a Go!

Must have bullets! Must have bullets! Must have… argh, no. I’m writing this on a bleary Friday morning from my favourite couch in Rijeka, Croatia. It’s the second-to-last day on the week in the year when I tend to get overworked the most (a children’s books festival – fun times). My left knee is out […]

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