February 9, 2013 in Dag

Keeping my balls in the air

I know how to juggle.I taught myself how to do it, just after I finished school. I was a bit bored one day and on a whim I thought, “Why don’t I teach myself how to juggle?” So I did. I grabbed a bunch of golf balls (to this day, I reckon golf balls are

February 2, 2013 in Dag

Watch out – the writing police are in town

I went to see Neil Gaiman last week.It was a really fun night. He’s a great speaker and raconteur, a real writing rock star. And with the amazing body of work that he’s produced, he has an awful lot to talk about. Novels. Comics. Films and television shows. He’s pretty much done it all (did

January 26, 2013 in Dag

I am the puppet master

There’s one thing I really like about being a writer. I get to be a master manipulator.I know what you’re thinking. It’s all about the characters. He gets to choose which ones live or die. He gets to decide which ones have happy endings and which ones don’t. He has complete control over every aspect

January 19, 2013 in Dag

What was I thinking?

I have an interesting problem at the moment.As I mentioned last week, I just finished a first draft of my latest novella – volume three in the strange and unexpected adventures of Neville Lansdowne. That’s a good thing. This leaves me in a situation where I now have three WIPs – all at first draft

January 15, 2013 in Dag

Raining Cats and Dogs – Vickie Johnstone

Today I’m happy to introduce the second author participating in the Raining Cats and Dogs tour, Vickie Johnstone, talking about how she wrote her story, 3 Heads & a Tail. Don’t forget to check out the tour homepage for great prizes. NaNoWriMo and chasing my tail: writing 3 Heads & a Tail   I view