Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tea and Chocolate

Good morning dear Reader. Have you had your cup of tea (or coffee) yet? May I recommend an English breakfast and a Haighs soft centred dark chocolate? That’s what is sitting next to my computer now. Perfect way to start the day. You have most likely twigged to my love of tea and chocolate, amongst…

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Not Just Soggy Around the Middle

First read through and rough rewrites on The Department of Curiosities is progressing.¬†I have a long list of notes for the next rewrite, more research of facts and scenes to change or exorcise.¬†Rewriting the beginning is, in a weird way, fun. I can revisit the excitement of a new adventure. Help my characters grow and…

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Apologies

Dear Reader, WordPress is not formatting the flash fiction properly on the homepage. If you click on the title. and follow the link to the individual blog post, it seems to be working. My apologies.

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Flash Fiction Scribbles.

I have been a member of the Scribblers’ Den for about a year now. We are a group of steampunk writers. We chat. We share stories. We have virtual tea parties. The members are wonderfully supportive, offering suggestions and even buying my book! Our founder, Jack, has set up several pages, including Member Blog Listing…

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Adding an Old School technique to my writer’s tool kit.

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Egg Rock near the Lamington National Park I recently spent five days up in the Binna Burra Mountain Lodge. I did not take a computer with me. However, I did take pen and paper; five…

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Breaking the Curse

It has been a rough month. The black dog has been biting at my heels. Anxiety has cursed me with migraines. There have been a few highlights, including my talk for Critical Mass but, I must admit, the writing has been sporadic – at best. I can’t blame writer’s block; I am transcribing the handwritten…

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There is Always Room

Hi. My name is Karen and I’m a bookaholic. I find it almost impossible to pass a book shop without at least taking a peek at the treasures inside. This week my copy of Drei Schnittbucher – via Kickstarter – arrived. I jostled the books in the Renaissance and Costume bookshelf. Just enough room. Sort…

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