Month: May 2018

Stream of Conscious Saturday. Grill. #SoCS

“If you are to host an inquisition then do so in a deep chamber with thick walls. There is nothing like the sounds of screaming to upset ones digestion.” Old gaoler saying in Ang Nafud.

Goodreads: How to Promote a Book Effectively for Free

A collaborative post with Janice Wald and Melissa Marietta on how to use GoodReads to promote your books.

Warning; Fictionisfood.com Theme Change Imminent. A Journey Through Cognitive Dissonance.

To do, or not to do? That is the question. I have pondered long and hard about improving the look of this blog and making things easier to find. In a few days it might look very broken so no laughing please…

Stream of Conscious Saturday. Hollow / Empty #SoCS

“Hollows are the empty places of the world. In them lie demons and relics of times long gone. Enter them with care traveller. Most never return.”

Reflections on the A to Z Challenge. Simply That, or A New WIP? #AtoZchallenge

“When a challenge is completed then see it not as a task accomplished, but as an achievement through perseverance and endeavour.” The Amanuensis.

The Blue Sky Tag. A Great Way to Kick Out Winter and Say Hello Summer.

I received this way back last spring when skies were indeed turning from persistent grey and into something resembling warmer days and greenery bursting forth. With sun brewing and greenery returning it seemed a good time to dust this off.

Update On Battle Status

Let the stories begin! Rachael Ritchey has been broken down at long last to revisit Blog Battle. Yes, you heard it right Blog Battle is coming back. Never heard of it? Shame on you. Were part if it then get thinking…. On an aside I can now hound you too, because…. I’m an editor on this now too. More info coming soon.

Author Spotlight; Ritu Bhathal and Poetry Rituals.

Poetry is a mysterious thing to me. Epics I have warmed to, how the minutia works is for better minds than mine. Enter Ritu, an enthusiastic poetess and successful blogger.

Announcing the Winners of the ASF Short Story Contest!

Rachael Ritchey announced the winners of the ASF short story competition. Huge congratulations to the top three winners and accolades to the runners up who will be featuring in the up-coming anthology The Crux. I will be featuring a post dedicated to this soon. …

Thoughts on Out of the Box Souces for New Authors Wanting to Write Epic Fantasy Novels #IWSG

Many of my readers often ask how I start writing, where do the ideas come from and what kick starts a project that might go further than one book? One of my concepts is something many might overlook.