Category Archives: writing

A fun writing collaboration

Peter Mosey sent out a call: he asked for other writers to provide a brief poem or tract of prose, which he would then continue. I took him up on it, and got my Black Breasted Quail to flow to … Continue reading

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Hey, what?

Rhobin Courtright set her group this topic: “What unique situations have occurred in the writing process of any of your novels? Perhaps, but not limited to things like where what you planned changed, or the direction you thought the story … Continue reading

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RIP?

For months now, I’ve had a dry spell: I want to write, but the juices aren’t flowing. It hasn’t been writer’s block as such, but much more like repression I’ve observed with my clients who have a terrible need to … Continue reading

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Thickening the plot

In September, 2019, Rhobin wants to know, “In designing your plots, what do you rely on most: personal experience, imagination, or research?” Well, Rhobin, all I can say is, I don’t know! Twenty years ago, I could have given a … Continue reading

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More about Anikó

I attended a writers’ conference organised by well-known Australian writer, John Marsden, in 2003. We were each to deliver a speech to promote an unpublished manuscript. Several publishers had their acquisition editors there. For my contribution to the August, 2019 … Continue reading

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The page that won me an award

Well, that award was so long ago that the people who ran the contest, the New Zealand Writers’ Association, no longer have a website. Still, a prize is a prize. I have returned to it because Rhobin Courtright’s topic for … Continue reading

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Amazon Influencer recommends Hit and Run

Steve Brock is “Stevo,” who writes: Amazon has named me an Amazon Influencer and given me a storefront on the site. My Best of the Best titles are collected in a monthly Listopia entry (and on the page for each … Continue reading

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Interview on The Authors Show

Don McCauley interviewed me for a 15 minute podcast, which was only available for 24 hours, on 23rd July, 2019. So, I have reproduced the questions, and my script for the answers, here. You start your book by saying, “Diagnosed … Continue reading

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Writing fun, July, 2019

Winston Churchill once said, “The problem is not to find a solution, but to choose from the dozen possible solutions.” I don’t claim to be another Winston, but do share this affliction with him. So, I ALWAYS have more projects … Continue reading

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Bob Rich interviewing Melanie Robertson-King

Bob I “met” Melanie when she interviewed my friend Joan Y. Edwards. Being cheeky, I asked her to interview me, too. You see, one of my rules is, I can ask anyone anything, as long as I can accept a … Continue reading

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