Sharing Sunday – Major Dakota’s Ghost

Sharing Sunday - Major Dakota's Ghost

I really, really love everything that Susan has sent through. Note to Susan: if you have more and can share them, please do. This week’s Sharing Sunday piece is a snipper from Major Dakota’s Ghost. I think it’s brilliant, but I’ll let you be the judge of that one. Enjoy it!

Major Dakota’s Ghost

Commander Rocky slipped out of the Major’s office and crept silently along a dark passageway to a dungeon. He could hear muffled voices. He progressed slowly towards them to allow his eyes to adjust to the darkness. As he grew closer he could hear a man’s voice raised about the rest.

“Just shut ya yapping, ya mutts! If you don’t sit tight it’ll be more than a ransom note ya … Click to Read More

Writing Wednesday

Writing Wednesday

 

So I missed Sharing Sunday, I was super busy with going to the color run with my Mum and then having my godson and his parents and grandma come over for dinner and I was busy swooning over his pretty little head that it totally slipped by me! Now that I’m back in Melbourne I’m adjusting to being back better, looking for a car and generally trying to get back on track (can you say going back to the gym hurts, ouch!) but I’m here and ready wit today’s writing prompt!

Think fire, candles, pyromania. Your characters is a pyromaniac, what is three things that they would torch first and why?

Send me your tries, or leave me a comment below!… Click to Read More

Thirsty for Knowledge: Some Writing Pockets

Thirsty for Knowledge: Some Writing Pockets

I’m someone who loves to share music when I find it, or resources because I believe that everyone out there is thirsty for knowledge and they deserve things that will nourish them to the fullest which is what I’m bringing to you guys today! These little writing pockets will be a random thing that I’ll spring every now and then, as I find things, but they’ll be worth the wait.

Music has always been apart of my writing process. I need it to write and when I don’t have it, nothing really makes much sense to me. I can search around for hours for the right music for the right scene. My fall back is always the Backstreet Boys, but that’s only if I’m having … Click to Read More

Writing Wednesday

Writing Wednesday

 

Today’s Writing Wednesday Prompt is about magic. I’m starting to watch the Harry Potter movies again (it probably means I’m about due to re-read the books but I am a snob and can’t read anything before book 3!) and all that is been on my mind is magic! So bear with me, I promise it’ll be fun.

Your character wakes up in the middle of a dream, only to find out that it really wasn’t a dream. Magic is real and Harry Potter is no where in sight, what do you do? What is the first power that your character has?

Have fun with it! Let me know how it goes.… Click to Read More

Book Review: The Forest of Hands and Teeth

book review - the forest of hands and teeth

Wow, I really don’t know what kept me back from actually reading this book sooner, although if I really think about it hard I can chalk it up to Uni completely consuming me, but still, I was a little silly to wait so long to get my hands on a copy of it.

The cover I got, I admit, wasn’t the one that really drew me to the series initially (see a cover really does make a different), but that didn’t matter, the story made up for it. Carrie Ryan’s writing, I’ll have to admit, wasn’t one that I thought I would be initially drawn towards, but she had a way with her writing that pulled me in. I think at first it was because … Click to Read More

Book Expo Australia

Book Expo Australia

So I’m back from Book Expo Australia with a bag of swag and some fond memories.

I was initially very nervous, because it was the first time I ever put my hand up to be a volunteer at a bookish sort of festival and I figured that Sydney would be a good place to do it. Plus I put my hand up earlier in the year on a whim. I didn’t think that I’d actually end up being one of the volunteers. But there I was flying to Sydney and staying with a family friend for the weekend (thank you so very much, Elias!) where I had a weekend full of books, new friends and sight seeing. It was truly really fun.

I feel like … Click to Read More

Sharing Sunday – Slipping into Place

sharing sunday - slipping into place

Firstly, Happy Father’s Day to all of the Aussies father’s out there. You deserve a day to be pampered, because you all do such great jobs. Today my koumbaro gets to celebrate his first Father’s Day with little Eli, who is just heavenly! Now onto the real reason we’re here. It’s Sharing Sunday and today I’ve got a racy piece for you. Ru is brilliant with words and I really do love reading everything of hers. She’s lent me this beautiful piece about a character that lives in her head. A dainty and hardassed sphinx. I should just warn you all it’s a little bit racy, so if you’re not into that sort of thing, look away, but if you are, please read on. I … Click to Read More

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

I got nominated for the Liebster award by Steph (Steph’s Silver Lining) and Tahlia (her site) and I’ve been a little slow in answering but I’m learning that is okay! So here I am today. Thank you guys and because I’ve been nominated by both of them I’m taking Steph’s lead and picking a mixture of their questions to answer and then I’ll be nominating some of my gorgeous bloggie friends and some Bloghearted ladies! Most say that you need to pass on the piece but if you don’t, that’s okay!

 1. What’s your morning routine?

Wow this is a hard one to put into words because I don’t really have much of a morning routine (no matter how much I … Click to Read More

Writing Wednesday

Writing Wednesday

 

Today’s Writing Wednesday prompt is all about home.

Imagine your character or yourself is walking through the hallway of your childhood home. Describe what they can smell, see, hear around them.

Send me your tries and you’ll get some free editing advice.

Don’t forget to sign up to my weekly email newsletter for a free writing journal as well as writing updates and writing tips.… Click to Read More

Sharing Sunday – Child of the Night

Sharing Sunday - Child of the Night

Today’s Sharing Sunday piece is by a poet who resides in the Americas again! Americans really rock. Here’s his poem, make sure you check out his stuff down the bottom he has a few books out and some links for you guys to check him out.

Child of the Night

I have to wonder now and then

as the dreams I once held divine

Have left me just like other men

to age and wither on the vine

Where once I thought that I would be

so much further along in life

Now the dreams that I once could see

so cut me quick just like a knife

Perhaps the gods that rule my fate

have turned their backs upon me now

Lacking what I … Click to Read More