Decision Time

Three years ago I started a novel. It turned into Rock Hopper. Half way through Rock Hopper, I wrote Olivia’s Field, but I kept returning to the Trojan War universe to write more about Rock Hopper’s characters. They had reasons for the choices they made. Most of those...

Planning and Plotting

I’m a planner. I have a plan b, a contingency plan and then a couple more besides. The decision tree never ends, why should the planning? I write, after all, and this planning is really plotting. There are many plans in action at one time, too. Sometimes the plan...

Vote for a cover

Rock Hopper is in its penultimate editing phase, which means we need to pick a cover. These are not the final versions, but are edging that direction. Which style do you prefer?          ...

Learning and Growing

I’ve read a lot of “how to write” blogs in the last three years. Many of them are by people who have written a book or two that are out in the world to check out! Many of them are by people who have fewer than one book under their belts. I trust...

Picasso Parable

 I’m not a best seller, I’m not repped by an agent. I’m just a person learning the art of writing for an audience. People love to give advice to aspiring authors. Advice-givers are everywhere, on every website, coming from established writers and those compiling what...