Category Work in progress

Ghostly beginnings

How to construct a ghost story. I’m thinking not so much a haunted house, though it’s always fun to have clues in the building, but simply a ghost. Ghosts are often tied to places. You don’t hear of the story where a ghost up sticks and moves house because they’re in need of a better […]

The art of conversation in text

Sometimes the dialogue I write is in the form of emails or text messages. Obviously, it’s probably down to the publisher on how they handle the formatting, but when writing, do you bother with the subject, the names, the dates? I don’t. For one reason, I’ve no specific date in mind. Does it have to […]

#amwriting, but really #amresearching

Sometimes I lock into the research side of things and lose sight of writing. Even the most seemingly trivial of facts warrants a quick check, then I’m following a trail, like breadcrumbs in reverse, seeking the origin. Are authors chronic researchers who like to write on the side? Does it give purpose to amount of […]

The Great Whin Sill – a cure for writer’s block

I’ve been stuck on the Dunstanburgh chapter of my book for some time. I love the castle, the bleakness, the scale of the ruins, the view out to sea, the harsh chill of the wind, the sense of a haunting presence. The closer something is to your heart, the harder it becomes to write it […]

What I’m writing

It’s a novel. A contemporary story with a  historical perspective, but not set in the past. It’s about a photographer, not a professional one, but a keen amateur. It is set in the north of England, primarily. It is about a woman who loves to explore castles and their place in history. It is about […]

The Old Shelter

Dieselpunk author - Historical Fantasy Set in the 1920s


Kiddie Talkies - Have a look at this World through a kid's eyes with the help of his Mom's expressions

Rebekah Loper, Author

Character-driven epic fantasy. Resilient women. A touch of romance.

I Rhyme Without Reason

I live in words

Wolf of Words

Stories, Reviews and Opinions!

Iain Kelly

Fiction Writing


it wouldn't be thewirralgirl without you.

Rachel Walkley

Telling Tales, Revealing Secrets

Author Erika Jayne

Where stories come to life

Living the Dream

Susanne Matthews

Stories I Found in the Closet

The musings of writer, mother, musician and whatever else takes my fancy

Planet Pailly

Where Science Meets Fiction

Shawna Atteberry

Writer, Editor, Researcher


Jacqui Murray's

True North Bricks

A Recognized LEGO® Fan Media Site from Canada

Tossing It Out

The musings of writer, mother, musician and whatever else takes my fancy

Sorchia's Universe

Magic, Mystery, Romance, History, a little Whisky, and a Cat

Word Shamble

Exploring fictional worlds in a flash