Category Archives: On Writing

The Spinner’s Game e-book update #22

September update… and the question remains: Will I be ready to publish The Spinner’s Game quint at Christmas? While it is possible, the time out from writing these past two months don’t inspire great confidence in reaching that target. After … Continue reading

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The Spinner’s Game e-book update #21

August … and the question is: Will I be ready to publish The Spinner’s Game quint at Christmas? It is possible. Although I am glad it’s my own imposed deadline, and thus moveable, rather than an agent’s or publisher’s. I … Continue reading

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Finish the Story: Island Getaway, Part 9

Michael at Morpethroad tagged me for the latest Finish the Story prompt from Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith. Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith gave us the image above (by enriquelopezgarre at Pixabay) and started us off with this: As soon … Continue reading

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Vagrant Whispers

The fourth poem accepted by Whispers and Echoes—Tattered Remnants—is published today. Tattered remnants of desiccated leaves … See Whispers and Echoes for the rest of the poem Tattered Remnants was written in 2003 and posted on crimsonprose in my first … Continue reading

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The Spinner’s Game e-book Update #20

July … and I’m thinking Christmas will see the publication on Kindle of The Spinner’s Game. The first three books – The Spinner’s Child, Lake of Dreams, and The Pole That Threads – then a month later, the final two: … Continue reading

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Inspired Whispers

The third of my four poems to be accepted by Whispers and Echoes—Inspiration Called Today—is published today. Inspiration called today. You were not here, You’d gone away … See Whispers and Echoes for the full poem Inspiration Called Today was written in … Continue reading

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Echoes of Nowhere

The second of my four poems to be accepted by Whispers and Echoes—Road to Nowhere—is published today. Remember the road: The road to nowhere; Nowhere, where I go to dream … See Whispers and Echoes for the full poem Road … Continue reading

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Whisper it Loudly

Wow! Good news! For the second time in my life, I’ve had a poem accepted for publication. Well, four actually. Whispers and Echoes, an online journal celebrating short writing and poems, have accepted the four poems I submitted at the … Continue reading

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The Spinner’s Game (Asaric Tales) e-book Update #19

June: eighteen months into the project, and … to summarise: Book One: The Spinner’s Child Front matter and back cover blurb are still outstanding. Lauren has one more illustration to deliver.         Otherwise, it’s ready to go. … Continue reading

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To Spin, or Not to Spin …

‘Listen,’ Kerrid said. ‘When you spin fibres to make thread, you do the spinning and the fibres are spun.’ ‘Wrong, Wise-Woman.’ Huat shook his head at her. ‘I don’t spin. If I could do spinning, I wouldn’t need you to … Continue reading

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