Is variety really the spice of life?
The reason there has been no post for a while is because I have been doing work experience with the marvellous Luna Press Publishing print science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction and non-fiction, and who manage http://www.scififantasynetwork.com/ This included: An interview with author Lorraine Wilson - http://www.scififantasynetwork.com/interview-with-lorraine-wilson-this-is-our-undoing/ A review of The Realm of the Elderlings… Continue reading The Blog of Blogs
If I say that writing a novel takes a long time, I doubt any of you would be surprised. Some however, if they did the maths, might question just how long the process takes. Of course, the amount of time available in life should be taken into consideration, but it would not be unreasonable to… Continue reading In For the Long Haul
I don’t like being told what to do. Who does? I am a quiet revolutionary, a passive resister, a peaceful rebel. At school, my Spanish teacher once called me a dark horse (with a degree of admiration I like to believe) on becoming aware of my subversive tendencies (she and the art teacher had just… Continue reading Resistance is Fertile.
Most mornings after breakfast, I take a walk on the land surrounding my home on the coastal fringes of the northern Highlands. Usually alone, I find it an opportunity for contemplation, breathing fresh air and for appreciation of the scenery. When I am working on a novel, undistracted by everyday activities and trivialities, ideas can… Continue reading Walking
There is no set pattern to my daily activities, but rather a flexible framework dictated by circumstances, mood, weather and other variables. Usually I get up, feed the cats, make tea, feed the chickens and then check emails. After breakfast I like to go for a walk. There is a small hill nearby, which offers… Continue reading My Kind of Day