The Isolated Writer

I don’t do topical subjects very often, but as the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer said today… “These are unprecedented times.” Which calls for unprecedented measures. So, today I’m going to talk about the two horrifying pandemics that have embraced the globe. Pandemic #1 – COVID-19 Or the Coronavirus to those who don’t think of…

Simply The Best!

To, Sylessae & Nikki I’m not sure what witchcraft you undertook to pull off this little surprise, but there’s a love heart for each of you up there because you are both utterly AWESOME! Okay, folks…here’s a little story about how amazing both the #WritingCommunity and the #ArtCommunity are. Let’s start with the writers. As…

Writing & Reading… (part 1)

When Jon was a little boy, he got a passion for reading. Then the passion became an obsession. I don’t remember exactly where it started, or when, but I can put my finger on a number of very defining moments in my life as a reader. It started with a comic book… In 1982, I…

Character counts… Right?

So, I’d been wondering what to write about this week and then struck pay-dirt when I was having a conversation with a very good Twitter friend. How do you go about creating characters for your book? Personal Preference Disclaimer! So, let me first stress emphatically that this is purely my own personal preference for how…