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...
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...
A writer’s retreat

A writer’s retreat

While I could mean a retreat from writing here (and sometimes that sounds like a good idea), I’m actually talking about a place to go to write, or paint, or read, or just be you for a while. Where is this absolute gem, you ask? I’ll tell you (because...
Short vs long

Short vs long

I’m one of these people who can set out to write something short, but still end up with something way over the word limit for that “short” descriptor. I admit that I never had that problem with essays set as homework. Then, I tended to have trouble...