Our writing group has a challenge on at the moment where we have to write a story for each of the photos one member of the group is sending from New York. You can write any genre, etc. as long as the photo inspires it somehow and it’s 500 word or shorter. This is theContinue reading “Flash Fiction: The Path”
Yesterday (30 June) we had our cover reveal party for the 2018 Jozi Flash anthology! Held at The Silver Teaspoon in Randburg, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, feasting like hobbits and writing away at our various projects. At midday came the big moment — the cover was revealed by Nicky from Chasing Dreams Publishing. AndContinue reading “Jozi Flash 2018 Cover Reveal!”
The plane’s wreckage had been there since I was a boy. It had aged as the windblown sands scoured it and the sun bleached it like the bones of a long-dead animal. I was told never to go near it, that it was haunted by the spirit of whatever it was that had caused theContinue reading “Fiction Excerpt: “All the Things I Forgot””
It’s been a while since posting an update about the 2018 Jozi Flash Anthology; mainly because the universe decided to give most of us working on it a few kicks. And punches. Something like the printer scene from Office Space.
Writing more Thanks to all the public holidays in April (and me taking a few days’ vacation at the end of the month), April went far quicker than I’d thought it would. But the good thing is that I did have some extra time to rest thanks to the days off. I didn’t do allContinue reading “May Goals: Writing and Resting”
My job was to keep the chosen ones in stasis alive until I die. The one after me would do the same, the one after her as well…
Winds from the east blasted over the sand dunes and piled yellow-red sand against the Tower of Scattering Winds.
I thought that it might be interesting to show the type of books and sources I use for research and to up my writing game. These are not all of the books and sources I use, mind you. But they do give an idea of what I’m referring to at the moment. The Ruon Chronicles/TheContinue reading “My Current Writing Research Sources”
Can you believe it’s almost December? (Of course, Black Friday is still looming in front of me and, with it, the fear that I will actually have to go to the shops sometime on Friday, but I digress.) I really feel like I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off forContinue reading “November update 2: fiction, non-fiction, and courses”
One of the characters in the novel Porselein is in a type of asylum – which leads me to research the topic (seeing as what I already know is probably just enough to let me get it completely wrong).