Writers v. Readers. Is it War?

Writers v. Readers. Is it War?

Words will never hurt me Cut it with the bad reviews! How to respond to negative reviews for fiction writers and readers? We’ve all heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Well, tell that to authors who...
2023 A Great Summer for Big Screen Movies

2023 A Great Summer for Big Screen Movies

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Original Classic Animation Disney, 1937 Director: David HandWriters: Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, and Webb Smith. Based on: Grimm’s Fairytale of Snow...
Cartography for Writers

Cartography for Writers

World building is a big thing for writers today. Readers and viewers like to escape to the familiar, fantasy or unknown worlds where our characters dwell. As we embark on designing our new world, we’re thinking landscape and orientation, key features and...
Are the AI Content Robots Stealing My Stuff?

Are the AI Content Robots Stealing My Stuff?

I didn’t see a future where the bots get to write fiction, music, and to paint while humans do all the cr*p jobs. Some twitter wag. Sorry I can’t credit it, but if he/she//they/bot gets in touch, I’d be happy to. Ha ha, it’s a fresh take on the problem,...
5 Fantasy Romance Heroes That Will Make You Swoon

5 Fantasy Romance Heroes That Will Make You Swoon

Fantasy Romance Heroes And Lovers: Fairytales Do Come True – Really? Tune up your heartstrings, people, because we’re diving into the world of fantasy romance heroes and lovers! These irresistibly handsome enchanted creatures are the epitome of fantasy...
Recent Reads I Couldn’t Put Down

Recent Reads I Couldn’t Put Down

So many books, so little time. You can’t possibly get through them all, and everyone’s taste is different, so what your friend likes you might not. There are books, there are enjoyable reads, and the ones you couldn’t put down. Here are ones I simply...
Bucket List

Bucket List

If you’re a writer, it helps to dream; the best ideas can come from travels in our imaginations. Night or daydreams? A good way to go about it, is to start a bucket list. You’re never too young to begin; you give yourself more time to plan it. I’ve...
Too Difficult Tray

Too Difficult Tray

My Too Difficult Tray is overflowing these days and I’ll be forced to tackle it at some stage, but I suspect it’s a problem shared by many of you.  Too Difficult Tray Is Stacked Amazon Fire Tablet knocks out my Internet and I can’t connect the...
Ideas Are Exciting

Ideas Are Exciting

Some ideas excite more than others, but often that depends on what you want out of them. For certain, in human activity nothing happens without exciting ideas to spark a plan. I’ve been fascinated by Systems Thinking for most of my life, and a lot of it is...
You Can’t Stay Here

You Can’t Stay Here

I had drafted a post a few days ago, but events are changing so rapidly in the UK and Europe, it’s out of date before I put it up. Anyway, you can’t stay here, nor can I. Like sharks, we have to keep moving or we die, so how am I keeping alive, in writing...