Monday, 6 April 2020

Just another update in the members area!

Just updated a page in the member's area... I'm gonna make a start on it tomorrow because it's unlimited submissions so I'm gonna make the most of the opportunity... are you going to join me❓  😄

Friday, 3 April 2020

Another update to the members area

Just added a new page to the members area - I can't log in to check it atm for some reason, but if you can then definitely have a look!  I'll add more as I come across them  😃

Any ideas please?

Hello again everyone.

I wanna make the most of the lockdown by at least planning, but hopefully also writing my next manuscript.

Sounds good so far, right?

Thing is though, I'm all out of ideas and can't afford to buy any software or books or even magasines to give me ideas... can't even afford the shopping until Monday!  Can you help me out pretty please?  If you've got an idea that I can expand on, I'll use your name (or a name of your choosing if you prefer) as the main character.  I'm all out of ideas even for the title of the manuscript.

I'm thinking maybe a fantasy novel but if you've got other ideas, just leave them in the comments in reply to this blog post!

If you don't have any ideas for MG/YA then how about a chapter book instead?  I'm totally open to pretty much anything right now and if you've got more than one idea, leave more than one comment and more than one name!

If you're more of a primary school ideas person then that's totally cool too, just a single paragraph with just the main characters first name is all I need for them - just leave a couple of blank lines in between each idea in a single post for those.

I write for all ages, but my muse has totally deserted me again, so I'm opening up the floor to you, the readers of my blog!

Over to you!  Can't wait to read your ideas and start on the planning out of my next manuscript!

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Another update to the member's only software

Just updated one of the pieces of software for my members... if you're interested in becoming a member and getting access to members only software, you can apply here!  If you're already a member then you get access to all the updates that I make, just like this.

Lemme know what else you wanna see on the site and in the members area and I'll definitely consider it and try and come up with something that hopefully exceeds your expectations!

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Book review: “Screamcatcher: Dream Chasers" by Chris Stevenson

“Screamcatcher: Dream Chasers" by Chris Stevenson 
 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5 

This is a good start to the book, but in the UK everything is metric measurements now, so I very much doubt that the readers this book is aimed at will understand what the author means with the “nearly three foot in diameter” means getting on for a metre… even older teens are unlikely to be able to imagine it!

Same with the word choices of “fetid odor emanating” too! I’m already thinking that the readers will need a dictionary or a parent/carer/teacher to understand some of the word choices and I’m only a few pages into it so far!

I hope the author has permission from Wikipedia, Benadryl and Motrin to use their brand names in the novel!!

It’s getting better the further you read, so it’s worth sticking by it if you want to… it’s just way too telling, too many characters and using too many brand names which could get the author into legal hot water if they haven’t got permission to use them.

The author is really into their stride now! There could still be improvements and speech instead of descriptions but so far so good with this now!

The last chapter is a bit confusing… it’s just copied and pasted from the start of the book, isn’t it??

Not sure if it’s been copied and pasted word for word, but the last few paragraphs of the book make sense and it’s a positive ending.

There have been a few dull, boring bits throughout the book, but it definitely deserves the four stars I’m giving it now that I’ve finished reading it!

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Aaaaand it's finished!

50k words written in exactly two weeks ain't bad going and I've already forgiven myself for my JanNo mistake now that it's finished.  Means I can spend the day actually living and talking to Steve now lol

Onto my final chapter of the MS now

Just got 898 words left to write then it's finished and I can finally stop guilt-tripping myself about my JanNo mistake!

After that, I've got a novel to read and review and another one waiting for me too.