W is for What Happened to V?

If you tuned in yesterday (and why would you? It’s all got a bit quiet) then you will have noticed that V is missing from this A to Z. That was mostly because I went shopping. And since that’s one of the best ways I know of not writing I decided to use it...

U is for Updating Software

Today I am mostly updating the software on my website hosting account. For those who don’t know, I run a small web-hosting company called CakeHosting where I provide space for people who want to run blogs on their own domains. I also offer support for people who...

T is for Taking Time to Think

Last night I did my second favourite thing to do when I’m alone in the flat. I had a bloody good think. I thought about my many writing projects and tried to work out what I can do about them all. This was brought about by mention on Twitter of a new film called...
S is for Story Cubes

S is for Story Cubes

Back when it was nice and cold and Christmas was happening, I began to look for presents for people. As always, I found loads of stuff for myself instead. One of those things was Rory’s Story Cubes. They looked interesting and I thought they might be a nice prezzie...

Q is for Quizzing Your Characters

There comes a time in every story where you suddenly think to yourself, “What the hell am I writing?” Panic sets in as your characters start doing things you hadn’t envisioned them doing. This would normally be great, after all it should make the writing easier if...
R is for Really Not In The Mood

O is for Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time there was a writer who wrote a story. He got as far as finishing the first paragraph and then proudly read back the work he had done. Right away he noticed some spelling errors and corrected them. Then he noticed that he’d written form, instead of...

N is for Not Easy Being Gorgeous

Today I have mostly been going through my old photos to see how gorgeous I was. Turns out I still  am gorgeous. So in the name of procrastination and not really be arsed to write anything today, Here are some pictures from the collection.      ...

M is for Microphone

Those of you who know me well will be aware of my obsessive side. You  will also know that for the last few weeks I’ve been obsessed with the Blue Yeti microphone. Well, I finally took the plunge and bought it and it arrived today. This will be a real help to my...

L is for Learning

Learning is fun! That’s what I keep telling my clients whenever they ask for help with their websites and blogs. It  might not seem like fun, but if you’re not enjoying it, it won’t stay inside your brains. As writers, we have to enjoy learning because that’s what...

K is for Keyboard

Today is one of those days where thinking is hard. Therefore I have decided to blame my keyboard. I feel this will become a trend in the coming weeks, especially on days where I can’t think of anything to write. Clearly it’s my keyboard that is at fault so...

J is for Jibber the Kibber

On the 15th of April 1755, Dr Samuel Johnson published his long awaited dictionary. On the 16th of April that same year, Mr S. Balrdick used the dictionary to look up some rude words. Turnip…heheheheheh And so began a fascination with words that permeated throughout...

I is for Ideas

If there’s one thing I’m good at it’s coming up with ever more ideas for stories or other projects. And you can pretty much guarantee that if anything is going to stop me from writing what I’m supposed to be writing it’s having a great idea for something else to...

H is for Horace Goes Skiing

I was an 80’s teenager (could be the title of my autobiography) which for me meant one thing, home computers. Yes I was a teenager at just the right time, as far as home technology was concerned. I’d had a play with a Sinclair ZX81 at school and found the whole thing...