Writing in an Accent

In several of my books, I’ve had to write characters with accents. French, Texan, Regency English – they are all different to what I actually speak (Australian), so it takes a little...

Add Music Here

I love music. I love to sing, so I particularly love music I can wail along to. I’ve previously explained this in an open letter to my son about singing in the car. You can read it here. While...

My New Big Project.

I should like to introduce you all to Marra James, my newest protagonist. Marra is an introvert, a mechanic and an Aries, which means she is motivated and hard-working. She gets to work on time,...

Get your Goals to Gain Momentum

This week I’ve been looking at my writing targets and trying out a new experiment – daily incremental goal setting. I have some heavy targets coming up to the end of August,...

Sometimes Writing is not Writing.

This morning I did the dishes. I do the dishes on a semi-regular basis. There was nothing earth-shattering about that. It was the reason behind doing the dishes that was interesting. You see, while...