No (Info)dump Zone

So, given what I’ve mentioned before about exposition, it should come as no surprise that I LOATHE Infodumping. This technique is prevalent in most fiction pieces, especially of the sci-fi or supernatural genres,… Continue reading

Short and Sweet

“There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The… Continue reading

Focus and Write

I read an interesting review the other day on Daily Writing Tips for the book Help for Writers. Now, I fully agree with the article’s opening line “Writers stymied by challenges can too… Continue reading

A room without books is like a body without a soul. ~ Cicero

It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s World Book Day over in the UK! As a biblio/Brito-phile, you can imagine how excited I am by this. I considered spending the… Continue reading


I’m never happier than when I have a good book in hand or when I’m surrounded by things that inspire me. It’s no big secret that I’m madly in love with language; I… Continue reading

How many words constitute a novel?

Interesting piece I read today on word counts…. which quickly become an obsession when you’re writing…. Mine is at 3,947 as of this morning…. Counting on a Word Count.


So, this year I’ve decided to start writing a book…. I’ve evidently decided to start blogging about it as well. This is where I will document what is sure to be a rather… Continue reading

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