Romance, sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, and two voices interchanging - perfect for writing As Long As She Lives 🙂
I discovered Ikimono-Gakari on a recent trip to Japan and the emotion of the music touched me, though I didn't understand all the words. I looked up the lyrics, but there really was no need, the sentiment is so strong in their music and and in the pure, sweet tones of their singer, Yoshioka … Continue reading Today’s Writing Soundtrack: Ikimono-Gakari
Offended? If so, like the staff and some passengers on a Qantas flight, recently, you don't watch the right movies. I had to share this report that I received via The Princess Bride Facebook page, because it made me laugh so very, very hard! Apparently a New Zealander was on a Qantas flight to Australia … Continue reading Australia is entirely peopled by convicts.
I've been receiving emails, several via this blog email, asking if I would be willing to swap endorsements, for no other reason than quid pro quo, and I wanted to put on record my view on endorsements: I will happily endorse anyone, if two conditions are met:1. I have experience with that person having that … Continue reading A Quick Word on Endorsement Swapping Online
Starting again at midnight requires a slightly different "get up and go" track 🙂
Now there's a headline I'll remember! On their podcast of Janury 9th, 2013, Sarah Wendell (of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books) and Jane Litt (of Dear Author), among other things, answered a listener's mail which asked them how they judge the quality of romance novels, and whether readers of romance distinguish between "good writing" and "loving a … Continue reading Smart Bitches on Crack
Artist: Ludacris ft. Usher and David GuettaNot usually a Ludacris fan, but this got me smiling and motivated, today 🙂
Best novel Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus) Empty Space: a Haunting by M John Harrison (Gollancz) Intrusion by Ken Macleod (Orbit) Winner: Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (Gollancz) 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) Best short story "Immersion" by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld #69) "The Flight of the Ravens" by Chris Butler (Immersion Press) "Song of the body Cartographer" … Continue reading British Sci Fi Awards Shortlist