Writing~Not Writing~Writing….

An uncomfortably accurate illustration of my last two or three days with the novel-in-progress…. …. And always that sweeping relief when the words return… I hope your writing is coming along…

For the Love of Paper…..



Very Interesting…

Always helpful

Gone Girl ~ My Two Cents (or Am I All Alone on this I-didn’t-like-Gone-Girl Island?)

Given all the hoopla surrounding the movie adaptation of Gone Girl I figured I’d throw my two cents in. Let me preface this by saying that I read Flynn’s two previous novels Sharp Objects… Continue reading


I’m about 40% into my novel-in-progress and the process has been both terrifying and exhilarating. Terrifying because I’m a pantser, not a plotter. I don’t tend to think about plot until I’m nearly… Continue reading

2013/14 Alumna Jenny Gray wins Write Aberdeen

Wohooo! That’s my homegirl! 😀 2013/14 Alumna Jenny Gray wins Write Aberdeen.

Call for Submissions: Adriadne’s Thread

Originally posted on Lightning Droplets:
Thanks to Duotrope, I’ve found this new (to me) lit mag called Ariadne’s Thread. Check them out! ? Ariadne’s Thread publishes poetry, fiction, articles and short essays and other…

Five things you learn when you live in Edinburgh…..

1. There’s a beautiful emancipation statue of Abe Lincoln in Old Calton Burial Ground 2. Speaking of Calton Hill, if you want an easier way to get up instead of the stairs/ramp-of-death combo,… Continue reading

EdBookfest ~ Irvine Welsh Shuts it Down

So, Mr. Trainspotting himself had an event last night at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The talk was part discussion on the craft, part promo for his new novel The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, and… Continue reading

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