Showing posts from September, 2020

No invisibility cloak here!

Good Monday, Today I feel like being vulnerable with you - not an urge many of us get often - so thought I would share with you a look into my writing mind.  Throughout the lockdown period, and now during post-lockdown, I have been trying desperately to get out of my three-year creative/writing slump. Just over a month ago, on the 8th August 2020, I attempted an exercise (having already tried others) to stimulate a breakthrough.  This task involved keeping a notepad page open (either a virtual or physical one) and writing every single thought that came into my head during a writing task. I wasn’t able to write creatively, so I worked on details for the characters in one of my previous novel ideas instead. The exercise lasted a total of 46 minutes and I have posted the results below.  Please enjoy the unedited ramblings of a strained writer’s mind! Exercise Results: 21:14 -  Thinking of how old Jonathan should be -  if Thom is 62 and William is 63 then Jonathan's brother, Zachary, i

Where does the time go? Think the boggart drugged my tea with sleeping draught!

 Hello readers, Where have the past 14 days gone? Seems time is just flying by during this pandemic - fingers crossed next year is better!  Last week was mine and my partner’s 9 year anniversary and so we both took the week off of work. We were meant to go to London for a few days to visit most of the museums (neither of us have been since we were children) as we are huge history fans.  Instead, we spent most of one of the days at Avebury which is full of Neolithic sites (standing stones, Silsbury hill, barrows etc.) and then spent the rest of the week relaxing.  I took a break from my journey to becoming a fantasy expert in order to enjoy the time I had with my partner and our two spaniels. However, I am now getting back on track and have uploaded the second part of my ‘publishers who work with fantasy writers’ which you can find at the top of this blog! I have listed over 30 journals, magazine and e-zines (online magazines) with basic information on each so that you can see which mig