Connecting With Your Characters (Or why some authors cry when they kill off their darlings.)

Today I killed someone. Not a real person, I hasten to add, if you're thinking I'm some kind of closet murderer, but one of the characters that I hold dear. And as I wrote, I cried. As I finished writing, and closed the chapter on this person's life - a life lived only in my imagination … Continue reading Connecting With Your Characters (Or why some authors cry when they kill off their darlings.)

So Much To Write About, And So Little Time To Do It!

I was pondering what to write about when I realised that I was procrastinating about it because I wanted to write something else. Not that I don't want to write a blog post either, it was just because I'm heavily involved in writing the third and final book in the Frontier Trilogy. I've just got to … Continue reading So Much To Write About, And So Little Time To Do It!

Reading Through Life and Death

A few posts ago I wrote about Life and Death and Easter. Since then, I've attended a funeral. It was while I was at the funeral, listening to the beautiful eulogies, that I began to think about the role of a writer in effecting change, and becoming a part of peoples' lives. Why was my attention … Continue reading Reading Through Life and Death