Author Archives: bronzite

The two cheetahs exploded with speed and our jeep chased after them. Moments later the mother stalked back, a gazelle dangling from her mouth, its lifeless body smaller in death than in its last race for survival only seconds ago. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

500 Words a Day Challenge

I was thoroughly disheartened when the BWA Publishing Programme collapsed (was it a scam or just incompetence – will we ever know?) and I stopped writing for a while. Thankfully I have started again and am drafting the second volume … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

New Adult Fiction Category – The Next Big Thing or a Marketing Ploy?

At the recent Brit Writers’ Awards dinner I had the chance to meet a wide range of creative people. The excellent meal could only take second place to a feast of writing talent that found its expression in songs, scripts, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Five Key Motivators to Help or Hinder Your Writing

There are some lucky authors who have the ability to write copiously, producing book after book to deadline. However, for many of us, transforming the concepts and ideas in our heads into prose presents a mind wrenching challenge. Strangely enough … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Winter Cover

During the summer months we let out our holiday cottages. The French call them gites and they face a swimming pool where children splash happily and adults snooze in the sun. But now that autumn’s  here and the avenue  is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

The Mysterious Art of Pace

Travelling back from the UK, I indulged in my usual practice to help make the journey bearable – burying my head in a book. Like most writers, I love reading and not just books from my cherished fantasy genre. In … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Back to Blogging

After a challenging year, where life took over, I am resolved to start blogging again. We have just returned form an exhausting visit to the UK. Following my father-in-law’s death we were faced with getting the house ready for sale. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment