“Please come back later… author writing”

While I had hoped to get back on the blogging train, I failed to look at the calendar.

“Holy heck it’s November again, I need to get organized for NaNoWriMo.”

What’s NaNoWriMo you ask?

Taken from their website: Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of people around the world begin to write, determined to end the month with 50,000 words of a brand-new novel.

This will be my 3rd year doing NaNoWriMo, my first two produced draft novels that I haven’t looked at since (facepalm), but this year is different.

This year I’m writing a novella (a shorten version of a novel) and two connected short stories for a shared universe project that I’m doing with fellow regional authors.

And that’s a big part of the appeal with NaNoWriMo, while you may be writing by yourself, knowing there are thousands of others out there doing the same thing and supporting each other can be extremely motivating.

So if you’ve ever thought of writing a book, consider giving NaNoWriMo a try, you might surprise yourself.

HWA recommended reading list

Congratulations to the Black Hare Press team, and all of the contributors. “Monsters: A Horror Microfiction Anthology” has been included on the Horror Writers Association’s recommended reading list for 2019.

I’m pleased that my little tale “For sale, One owner” made it into this collection.

For the complete list of recommendations across all categories, please visit: http://www.horror.org/awards/2019readinglist.php


New Facebook Page for Atlantic Canada Writers to Promote Events — Diane Tibert

During my book launch in June, I spoke with author Tim Covell about writing groups we were members of on Facebook and how we couldn’t cross promote author events. This got the gears in my brain turning and by the time I arrived home that day, I had a plan: make a site where events […]

via New Facebook Page for Atlantic Canada Writers to Promote Events — Diane Tibert

What Do You Know by Peter J Foote

Proud to have been asked to be a guest in this blog.

No Wasted Ink

The laziest answer given to the aspiring writers during Q&A’s or interviews when asked for advice is: “Write what you know”, but what does that mean?

It’s the trite answer given when vision is lacking or the author is keen for the day to finish. BUT there is a pearl of wisdom in there and I believe we should examine it together, so buckle up.

Though before we start I should caution you, nothing you read in this article will be earth-shattering or groundbreaking. Others have trod this path before, and will again, but I believe my unique perspective adds something to the question.

That’s right, I said unique, in that each of us has our unique memories and encounters that molded us into who we are now. My childhood on an apple farm, studying archaeology, or that unfortunate zipper “incident” when I was six may turn up in a…

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Sorry for the radio silence…

…but I’ve been too busy writing to keep up with my blog.

Summertime in my world leaves me with fewer writing hours than the colder months and something had to be left behind. But fear not, I’m back and plan on making semi-regular posts again.

So what was I writing? Mostly drabbles, which are 100 word stories for various submission calls, and a couple short stories that have been half done since the spring. I’m happy to say that several of my drabble and a couple of my short stories have found home, the majority with Black Hare Press of Australia. They’re a small publisher, but hard-working and are loyal to their authors, I hope to work with them again.

Until next time!

“Worlds”Sci-fi anthology is live!

Summer weather has meant less writing for me in the past, but I was determined to change that this year.

While I may not have the time/energy for larger projects, I’ve found that flash fiction is a great way to keep the wheels turning. As such, I’ve cast my net wide, and the good people at Black Hare Press have done me the honour of accepting several of my “drabbles”.

Today “Worlds” is live across the globe and looking to invade your home!

Production Description: Stories of new worlds, new creatures, alien colonisation, humanity’s new home, space accidents, alien snackcidents, evil planets, military mashups, alien autopsies, and much, much more.

What miracles can more than one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?

More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.