Monthly Archives: April 2011

Productivity, thy name is not Anne-Mhairi

If you were so kind as to drop by this blog yesterday you will have noticed that there was no Friday Flash piece. In fact, there wasn’t anything new at all. I had decided I was definitely going to do … Continue reading

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Editing. What to expect from a first draft…

I’m exhausted today. Not because I’ve been working my fingers to the bone, slaving over a smoking-hot keyboard (the underside of it is smoking-hot and has slowly been cooking my right leg for the last several weeks). No, I’m absolutely … Continue reading

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Self promotion shouldn’t be a chore…

Last night I went round to my parents’ house. It was great. I got dinner cooked for me. Fabulous. Some face-to-face human contact with people I wasn’t buying things from – spiffing! It was a lovely evening. My father was home (he’s … Continue reading

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Into the City – Elemental Races #3 What happens next?

Last week readers voted for Defrin to get both Karista and Shirrin into the city, so the story continues… Karista’s roar changes to a high-pitched moan that freezes Shirrin’s blood. She twists round to see an arrow plunge into his … Continue reading

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Inspiration As A Chemical Reaction

Today I guested over at R. A. Evans writes… and I’m really sorry but I’m simply not up for writing more than one post per day. (We’ll gloss over the fact that I wrote that one two days ago – … Continue reading

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Fellow Writer in Need: Step Up

Among others I follow Kait Nolan’s blog and yesterday she posted the following. Please show your support for a fellow writer at Easter: It’s Good Friday.   As I sit here enjoying a leisurely morning cuppa, I find myself very thankful … Continue reading

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Into the Dark – #FridayFlash – Show Not Tell Crusader Challenge

The challenge was as follows: The Show Not Tell Challenge: In 300 words or less, write a passage (it can be an excerpt from your WIP, flash fiction, a poem, or any other writing) that shows (rather than tells) the following: … Continue reading

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