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Have you noticed my new website? Have you? Isn't it awesome? Many thanks to Claire at Creative Candy Media for her hard work in designing the site. If you haven't checked it out already, go ahead. There are links at the top of every page, and more links...

NaNoWriMo began in the US but now operates internationally. Every November, writers from all around the world join forces in challenging themselves to write 50,000 words of a novel. My stories are longer than this but it's still worth while being involved. I've found that the...

It's now nine months since we moved from Central Otago in the South Island to the lower North Island. We've now lived in the North Island for nine months and it feels like home. I've been gardening, enjoying the milder climate and the fact that I...

Shifted house, shifted towns, shifted areas, shifted islands. Why? you ask. What was wrong with where you lived before? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It was very picturesque, so great for my painting. Inspiring, too, with a number of towns around; all different, all with great potential as settings for my stories. But...

Have you ever felt desperate for a break from your routine? This would include anything from the everyday slog of doing the same thing day after day, or perhaps from keeping to the same timetable, one day after another, then next week, next month...

An important lesson for Writers I read a book recently that left me feeling up in the air. The reason? It didn't meet my expectations. These weren't just any random expectations. These were the expectations given to the reader much earlier in the story. To explain in more...

A few days ago I received the results of a writing competition I'd entered and before you ask-no, I did not win. Didn't final either, and my placing was a wee bit disappointing, to say the least. So, what did I do? What I had to do...