Character name conundrums

Character name conundrums

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet…“ Yes, Mr Shakespeare, but would we be quite so enamoured by Romeo if he was called Rubbish-Dump? I have a love-hate relationship with naming my characters. I run through a list of names I like, or I...
What goes around…

What goes around…

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations...
(Un)suitable for children?

(Un)suitable for children?

I’m an adult (or so the world tells me; my family tell me I’m a big kid, and I’m inclined to agree). Growing up, I thought nothing of reading Raymond E. Feist’s “Magician” (which was in the adult section of the book shop), or the...
A very belated “Hello”

A very belated “Hello”

Wow, is that the date? I mean – * squints at calendar * – we’re in March, and not only March, but March 2014?! Was it really January 2012 when I last posted here? I think the move to WordPress has muddled the dates. OK, so maybe it’s not...
Some announcements

Some announcements

The start of a new year. A new beginning. Something like this tends to make me re-evaluate various items, but I’m behind on that right now (yeah, yeah, I know, the year’s just started and I’m already behind – doesn’t bode well, does it?)...