As Long As She Lives Update: Gone Editin’

As Long As She Lives Update: Gone Editin’ {0}

I LOVE having an editor – it’s such a luxury to be able to talk about the detail of my story with someone who isn’t trapped in a corner at a party! But I’m getting ahead of myself. After several quotes and sample edits from various editors and “editing services” (which I’ve learned is basically(…)

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The Shadowkeeper is now on Wattpad

The Shadowkeeper is now on Wattpad {0}

My screenplay, The Shadowkeeper, is now up on Wattpad - as they say - for your consideration”. Now that there are more films with female protagonists, I’ve decided I’m going to try shopping The Shadowkeeper again, so I thought I’d post it alongside As Long As She Lives, and see how my readers like it. It will(…)

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“As Long As She Lives” Inspirations: Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls

“As Long As She Lives” Inspirations: Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls {0}

As I prepare to recieve my editor’s first notes, this week, I am going through messages and comments from readers on re-reading sections of the manuscript, and re-visiting some of the reading, listening and watching (otherwise known as research) which inspired me to write As Long As She Lives. I do my best, as a(…)

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5 things I’ve learned from Wattpad (so far)

5 things I’ve learned from Wattpad (so far) {0}

It’s been almost a month since I completed the serialized re-write of As Long As She Lives and in an attempt to stop myself picking up the manuscript and fiddling, before I receive my editor’s first notes, I’ve given some thought to the experience, which I hope may be useful to current or potential Wattpad users.(…)

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Removing my work from Fictionpress.

Removing my work from Fictionpress. {0}

I’m afraid that I have had to withdraw my work from Fictionpress, today. I’m very sad to do so, I’ve made some lovely connections via Fictionpress, which I hope will continue with me as just a reader, but I simply no longer feel it is a safe place for my work.  By way of explanation and(…)

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250,000+ Reads on Wattpad – Thank You!

250,000+ Reads on Wattpad – Thank You! {0}

I can hardly believe I’m writing this post. When my latest draft of  As Long As She Lives was Featured on Wattpad  on January 3rd (just under 12 months after I began posting it, as I wrote it), I was genuinely thrilled to have passed 30,000 reads; when I completed the draft, on January 27th, it had(…)

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#Storycraft Returns for 2014

#Storycraft Returns for 2014 {0}

Hello everyone! The first #storycraft of 2014 was another intimate affair, with just enough of us for a really satisfying discussion about structuring a story. Of course we discussed using a  pre-writing outline, but also developmental editing of drafts, structuring short stories versus novels, and we discussed some tricks that can help all writers get(…)

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As Long As She Lives Complete!

As Long As She Lives Complete! {0}

Chapters 32, 33, 34, and 35 are ready to read on FictionPress and Wattpad - that’s the whole thing! It’s 4 a.m. and I’m far too buzzed to be sleeping, but far too tired to write anything more appropriate to put here than the author’s note I put at the end of the last chapter, so I’m going to(…)

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Out of a Clear, Blue Sky {0}

After a record 5 days of temperatures over 41C/106F, the cool change finally arrived – as did my time lapse camera, so I rushed to set it up to catch the sky as it cooled. We didn’t get the storm I was hoping to capture, but it caught the eerie orange sky and some lovely(…)

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Ira Glass on “The Gap” {0}

I’m not stopping to write a big long blog post, just to post this video for all those beginning (and continuing) creative people who are doubting themselves, several of whom have recently contacted me via Wattpad. It says pretty much everything you need to know to persevere at what you want to do well, except(…)

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