March 8, 2013 in Dag

Challenge, focus, creative solution, completion

At the moment, I’m sitting at my desk, looking at a little cartoon. It’s one I drew myself. Not that I’m making any claims to being a cartoonist, or for that matter a visual artist of any kind. But sometimes, I quite like to draw stuff. The cartoon is split into four separate panes: 1.

March 4, 2013 in Dag

Book blast – Nate Rocks the School

Ok – today I’m doing something a little different. To celebrate the release of Karen Pokras Toz’s new book, Nate Rocks the School, I’m participating in a Book Blast!What is a book blast? I’m not completely sure myself. But read on and I’m sure we’ll both be able to figure out the answer… Nate Rocks

March 2, 2013 in Dag

Banging my head against a wall

Oh no. I’ve got blogger’s block. Again.Blogger’s block is not the same as writer’s block. I don’t have any problem at all with writer’s block. In fact, I currently have multiple stories on the go, and I could quite easily sit down and work on any of them. No, as far as the actual writing

February 23, 2013 in Dag

Is there anybody in there?

Firstly, I have to thank Jim Murdoch who gave me the idea for this post via a comment he left on my post last week.Thanks, Jim.Last week I talked a bit about characters, and how I like to base the qualities for my characters on the general bonkersness of people I encounter. Jim made an

February 16, 2013 in Dag

Bonkers, bonkers, bonkers, bonkers, bonkers

Characters are my favourite part of being a writer.I suppose that isn’t suprising. As a reader, I think characters are my favourite aspect of a story as well. Sure, I might initially get sucked in by an interesting premise, or the promise of some sort of exciting revelation, but ultimately it’s the characters that keep