In The Observatory

Day 4 This is where you look at the stars. In the observatory, it doesn’t get much more romantic than this. Actually, I think Saffron and Nate might have had a romantic moment. Dreams, Wishes and Star-Gazing He put his arm round her again and together they wandered along the display cases. His closeness filled […]

Crushing Scrivener

This is a shout-out to K. M. Weiland, author and writing coach, and Joseph Michael, Scrivener ninja, for hosting their live webinar, Learn Scrivener Fast, on July 13. They presented an amazing tutorial to help writers master Scrivener without tears. Are you  a writer under pressure?  Start crushing Scrivener here. The Writer’s Challenge Technology has revolutionised […]

Blogger Summer Circus Giveaway Hop

Star-Gazing Tent The idea of the Summer Circus was to pitch up with your tent. To represent Far Out, Nate and Saffron decided to run a star-gazing tent, since Cosmology is one of the themes of the book. During the day we’re running videos of sky-watching in different parts of the world and at night […]

In the Planetarium

Day 3 What is a planetarium? It’s a building with a domed roof onto which we can project a simulated display of the night sky, study the stars and learn the positions of the constellations. It’s a bit like a cinema, with comfy seats, but instead of looking at a flat screen, the viewer sees […]

Point Of View

Weaving the Strands of Plot I shouldn’t have relaxed so soon, thinking strands of plot were coming together, like barely visible wisps of moisture gathering into a cloud. I’m having a rethink about the point of view. I had thought my MC (main character) was the elderly physicist. He was the first to appear and […]

Four Stars for Far Out

Big Al’s Books & Pals Top indie review site, Big Al’s Books & Pals, awarded four stars for Far Out. You can imagine how Saffron feels about that, probably the same as I do. Far Out is a YA fantasy about 17 year-old Saffron, whose ambition is to become a herbalist and create cosmetic and healing […]