Research: Pinning down the location

Research: Pinning down the location

One of the biggest issues I have had with my story is location, or more specifically, deciding on where , exactly, to place my story. I have a rough idea in my mind or what I want, but trying to pin down a location has been problematic. I wanted mountains but also a...

Film: Arctic Apocalypse (2019)

Synopsis A massive influx of glacial melting triggers a new ice age in the Northern Hemisphere, forcing a family to make their way across the ice-covered landscape before they are frozen out for good. Oh, this is bad, and I’m saying that as someone who...

The Occupation Thesaurus – and a chance to win

Those of you who know me, know that I love books related to the craft of writing and editing and that one of my absolute favourites is the Emotion Thesaurus. Well, today, I have something fun to share…and a chance to win some help with your writing bills. You...

Reedsy application

I followed the example of a couple of editor friends today and put in an application to join Reedsy (and now have a pretty little profile/online resume detailing my life – so far – as an editor). I neglected to list all the books I’ve edited, which...
Bullet journal: Yearly plan spread

Bullet journal: Yearly plan spread

I thought I would open my bullet journal with my yearly goals, which are pretty much the same year on year (although the real reason for writing this post so soon after the first is because my publicize (auto-post connection with social media) hasn’t been...
A new way of organising my time

A new way of organising my time

My website ‘about me’ page introduces the fact that I am a writer (unpublished), editor, and reader. I am also a geek and love software, computers, and website design… oh, and gardening when I have the time. (You can’t beat the taste of...
A new approach and an introduction

A new approach and an introduction

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my editing business, more specifically about how far it’s come and how far I can take it. While it has certainly come a long way from the days of offering free edits in exchange for experience and...