#Amplotsing? What Happened When A Pantser Tried Plotting

I’m a panster. And, until recently, I never thought about changing that. I’ve mentioned previously that it works for me quite well. I get to dive into the story and run around after the characters, waiting to see what they get up to and how they reveal themselves to me. I never know quite what […]

Ah, Sunday. Time for this week’s collection of the weird and wonderful, where I share with you all the weird and wonderful things I’ve come across this week. Well, maybe not all of them. This is a PG site, after all.     The Paris Review: What’s Inspiration, Anyway? “You cannot write a poem until you […]

I have weirdness aspirations. Which is potentially weird in itself, but I do really admire anyone who is completely comfortable in their own oddness. I don’t mean Manic Pixie Dream Girl-type oddness – I mean real-life oddness. For instance, I’m clumsy in a way that results in bruises rather than cuteness, and socially awkward in […]

Short story week, and it’s time for the second instalment in Beaufort Scales & the Poisoned Cupcake: A Cosy Mystery (With Dragons)! If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, it’s here – otherwise click through for Part 2! You know you may have got your priorities a little confused when you realise you’re feeling disappointed […]

Last Friday I found myself sitting down to watch Sharknado, which is something I never thought I’d actually do. As much as I have a soft spot for bad horror movies (deliberately bad ones, like Peter Jackson’s zombie flick Braindead, or the hilariously twisted Black Sheep), I was pretty sure that anything that involved sharks […]