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.

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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. Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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.”

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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. Continue reading

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.
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2018 Blogger Bash Award Nominations – Voting Now Open. #BloggersBash

If you can read this then you can VOTE for your favourite bloggers in nine categories. No excuses, just do it!
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Why Good, Bad Feedback is Better Than Bad, Good Feedback #IWSG

I hear a lot from authors who fixate on ratings and reviews. The importance of these cannot be denied, but how many take negatives to heart?
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This Is Why Seasonal Blogging Factors Never Have to Be the Kiss of Death, 12 Tips

New bloggers often find traffic hard to generate. Even seasoned ones might see fluctuations as their following grows. First published on Mostly Blogging, Janice and I explored why early progress might seem empty. Continue reading

Do you Worry about Genres While Writing? #IWSG #Author

Why I follow my characters into a genre rather than starting with a genre and fitting characters into it. Continue reading