10 London Favourites

My time in London is coming to an end after 18 months of incredible experiences. Here are just a few, not strictly in order except for number ten… that one is definitely last: West End – All the theatre. All the musicals. All of it. I’ve absolutely loved it! The Globe – because, duh. My… Read More 10 London Favourites


I want to fight like a girl

Like Celaena Sardothien in Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series.  Like Alanna or Keladry of Tamora Pierce’s many novels set in Tortall.  Like in Girls of the Wild’s, the Korean manhwa webtoon series written by Hun and illustrated by Zhena (Kim Hye-jin).  Like Sailor-moon. Like Mulan. Like Boudicca. Like Diana of the Hunt. Like… Read More I want to fight like a girl


Where I Write

The Australian Writers’ Centre Newsletter¬†is one of the few I receive that I regularly read. They don’t send it too often. The format is predictable and the quality is high. I almost always get a giggle out of it. It has fun quizzes. It tells me stuff I want to know. It also takes submissions… Read More Where I Write


Character loglines

I’ve been working on fleshing out my characters lately and came across Chuck Wendig’s ¬†Guide to Kick-Ass Characters¬†(the full title is not PG). Step Number One: create a character logline. ¬†A ¬†logline¬†is a single sentence summary, usually of a book, TV program, film or other work. I’ve tried my hand at a few well-known characters:… Read More Character loglines


Opening Lines

What is in a good opening line? Is it worth agonising over weeks on end? Is it the first thing you write or the last? What makes you keep reading the second line, the third and so on? Can you fail the first line, but have a great first page, or first chapter? So many… Read More Opening Lines


My 3 Favourite Words

I possess only an inchoate image of the myriad of ephemeral moments that lead to this one; that lead to me loving you. Inchoate. Myriad. Ephemeral. These are my three favourite words and they mean the following: inchoate: just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary myriad:¬†a countless or extremely great number of… Read More My 3 Favourite Words