WRITING Archive

  • This is my Platform and this is my Pig

    Okay, so the pig has nothing to do with this except for dramatic effect. Wink wink. I have been struck lately by this very intimidating word: Platform. I have watched discussions and and

  • #Colour_Collective – Twitter Inspiration

    #colour_collective #white - last one for the year So, my experience of Twitter has been: 2014 jumping in - a strategic move to connect with writers, illustrators, agents, editors and anyone

  • A Year of Stories – 2017

    As we verge on end of 2017, I find myself looking back at my writings for the year. It's been a busy year, a productive year. When I consider how long it took me to write my first story (which, for

  • From Rejection to Entitlement 

    I had a thought the other day that has been settling into my mind and heart: Just because my stories are rejected one after the other does not mean that I am on a course of automatic acceptance one

  • Boomerang Stories

    I never knew that I was ready to start a new sport, till I started writing. I've become quite adept at throwing and catching my boomerang stories. I see now that this is just part of the

  • SCBWI 2017

    Apparently, there is a saying amoungst the SCWBI community that I was unaware of:   "Selling a first book takes ten years"     Really? This was surprising and yet, when

  • The Query

    The story I have been working on for quite a while decided, out of the blue, that today was the day that it was ready to get out there. It was like releasing an animal back into the wild - free

  • SCBWI 2016

    Top takeaways from two of the speakers at the SCBWI Miami 2016 Johnathan Mayberry writing is the art of crafting an intimate conversation between writer and reader publishing is selling

  • I have found my niche’!

    SCBWI Conference 2016: in talking to Christian Trimmer in BOOKS & BOOKS, Miami, I found my niche'. One of the biggest questions I had for myself was: "Where do I fit in?" Most of my

  • Reality Check

    OK, so I had the brainwave, the new year's resolution to write one story a night...yeah right! I had scoffed at the one and only story that I had managed to write a few years ago...but now,