New Year, New… something

I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t keep on top of things in the last half of 2020. I know I’m not the the only one and I’m trying not to feel guilty about it. Because sometimes, “shit happens”. 2020 sent major life changes in the latter half of the year, including a move to theContinue reading “New Year, New… something”

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Aladdin The Musical

As I mentioned last week, my Mom was taking me to see Aladdin The Musical. It was amazing! One thing I really miss about city living is the opportunity to go to shows. I love the theatre, and musical theatre especially. I also miss being on the stage, but I think that ship has sailed.Continue reading “Aladdin The Musical”

Celebrating Imbolc

So, Imbolc was yesterday down here in the southern hemisphere. This Imbolc I was moved to spend some time working on perennial decorations. I don’t have Sabbat decorations as such, not in the way that people store Christmas decorations. In the past I have observed the Sabbats but never made a big deal out ofContinue reading “Celebrating Imbolc”

Why Write About Witches?

“Why write about witches? Are you a witch?” I get asked this a lot. The second part of that question always has an emotion attached to it. The person asking is usually curious, although whether this curiosity stems from their belief that I must be crazy because “there is no such thing as witches” orContinue reading “Why Write About Witches?”

Art Practice and Deadlines

Today I want to talk about Art Practice and Deadlines. I really hate the term “Art Practice” but I can’t think of a better term so I’m stuck with it. All artists have some kind of art practice. Whether you are an illustrator who draws daily or a painter who keeps an Art Journal; ArtContinue reading “Art Practice and Deadlines”

Indie Publishing: Part Five – The Belly of the Whale

One of the most useful things I learnt at university, in relation to writing, was archetypes. I had a fantastic teacher who was fundamental in my education of archetypal characters and stories. She will never be able to understand how much she effected my own journey and how she influenced my writing. Archetypal characters andContinue reading “Indie Publishing: Part Five – The Belly of the Whale”

Launching Your Book And What To Do Next

If you’re still here reading my advice, then I’m really grateful that you’ve stuck with me this long. If this is the first time you’ve come to look at my blog, then Hi! Over the last month an a half-ish I’ve been discussing why and how I indie-published The Kingston Chronicles. After I received myContinue reading “Launching Your Book And What To Do Next”

Indie Publishing – Part Three: How I Published – Continued

To follow on from my last post, today I’m going to discuss reviewing your manuscript with Createspace. I made a lot of errors on my first manuscript proof so I feel like I have some wisdom I can share here. Once you’ve submitted your manuscript Createspace reviews your manuscript for compatibility with their software. FromContinue reading “Indie Publishing – Part Three: How I Published – Continued”