Tag Archives: Writing

Anagrams in Novels – Clever or Cringeworthy?

I’m really bad with picking up anagrams.

I recently realised that the name of a famous ebook reading device is an anagram of “book”. (That’s the Kobo, in case you’re worse at it than me.)

And it was only this year, 11 years after the last instalment of The Matrix Trilogy was released, when I realised that for three movies of NEO trying to work out if he is the ONE… you see? And that was only after someone pointed it out to me. Continue reading

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Write a Story with Jennifer M Eaton – Part 74

Well! This story is getting interesting! And my next turn seems to have come around so quickly for Write a Story With Jennifer M Eaton. Click here to find out what this is all about.

And here here to check out the story so far.

Enjoy! Continue reading

I Used to be Undecided, Now I’m Not so Sure

About ten years ago when I decided to take writing a bit more seriously, I started a novel. I was determined that it would be the first thing I would publish.

What?

What?

Then someone said start small. Write some short stories first. Okay, but I still want to publish a novel. I was a little naive about it all back then. Continue reading

Write a Story with Jennifer M Eaton – Part 64

Once again it’s my turn to throw in another couple hundred words at this fascinating story of the battle of two worlds. Click here to find out what Write a Story With Jennifer M Eaton is all about.

And here here to check out the story so far.

Enjoy! Continue reading

Worship The Journey

“Worship The Journey” is the motto of a bike shop in Melbourne. I think that is the ultimate in aptness. You don’t ride a bike to get from A to B quickly because obviously there are faster ways. The bike has just the right pace for taking in the beautiful sights, sounds and smells of wherever you choose to take it. The ride is not about the destination, it’s about the experience in getting there.

Worship The Journey

Bike shop with Worship The Journey displayed. Apologies for the lack of quality. Photo was taken from a speeding express train while on my way to work… Okay, not all journeys deserve worship. Just work with me on this.

I know an avid traveller who enjoys seeing sights, meeting the people, feeling, tasting and smelling the local environment in all the places she visits. After living in London for a few years she decided to go home to Christchurch, New Zealand, by herself, on a push-bike! She rode through Europe, Asia and Australia over twenty months. Check a world map. That, my friends, is Worshipping the Journey. Continue reading

The Genre Pie – Feeding Readers More Information

How many readers and writers have been asked which genre a book fits into? Lots, huh? And how many struggle to find just one genre? Just as many? Yes, I’m not surprised.

For example, “Well, this book is kind of young adult, mystery, with a bit of romance set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world with lots of historical references, so all of those!”

How many of them like food? Same or more?

Well here’s something we can feed them that will keep them all happy: The Genre Pie! Continue reading

Write a Story with Jennifer M Eaton – Part 47

Well! This story is getting interesting! And my third turn seems to have come around so quickly for Write a Story With Jennifer M Eaton. Click here to find out what this is all about.

And here here to check out the story so far.

Enjoy! Continue reading