There is an exercise that is useful for generating writing that I sometimes use in my art practice. You listen to a song, or look at a piece of art and write what comes to you, inspired by the art.
I wanted to share another poem with you today. This is another of the poems I wrote for my poetry class at Uni. I love ghost stories and was a huge fan of The Mediator series by Meg Cabot. I firmly believe ghosts are real but what if we can’t see them? Or maybe some … Continue reading Poem: Ghostly Stalker
What’s the first book you ever bought? The first book I remember buying was a paperback copy of A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett while on a family holiday to Singapore. I remember it clearly, partly, because it’s attached to another memory I have that happened in that bookstore. I was seven and it … Continue reading The First
This is my favourite time of year. I celebrate Halloween and Beltaine at this time of year. Halloween is my favourite calendar holiday of all time. The spirit of fun and whimsy surrounding it just calls to me. If you read my post last Halloween you'll remember that I differentiate Halloween from Samhain. Halloween to … Continue reading This is my Favourite Time of Year
I never thought I’d end up with a job where I’d have to create a map of a fantasy world, and while my fantasy world is no where near as complicated or in depth as say Middle Earth, I had no idea how hard it is to make a Fantasy map! I am now super … Continue reading Creating a Fantasy Map
Wow what a busy Easter long weekend I've had. I didn't get nearly enough time to read or write but I did get to enjoy the break with my family (whom I don't get to see very often) and I was able to work on a present for someone very special. My Mom gifted me wool … Continue reading Goodreads Giveaway Has Ended
Morning! I'm quickly writing this before my power gets shut off (they're upgrading the poles in front of my house today). I just wanted to remind you that my Goodreads Giveaway ends in 6 days! You can enter now by clicking the widget. Goodreads Book Giveaway The Kingston Chronicles by B. Forrester Giveaway ends April … Continue reading Reminder: Goodreads Giveaway Ends in 6 Days
One of the most useful things I learnt at university, in relation to writing, was archetypes. I had a fantastic teacher who was fundamental in my education of archetypal characters and stories. She will never be able to understand how much she effected my own journey and how she influenced my writing. Archetypal characters and … Continue reading Indie Publishing: Part Five – The Belly of the Whale
If you’re still here reading my advice, then I’m really grateful that you’ve stuck with me this long. If this is the first time you’ve come to look at my blog, then Hi! Over the last month an a half-ish I’ve been discussing why and how I indie-published The Kingston Chronicles. After I received my … Continue reading Launching Your Book And What To Do Next
Wow! What a week! I’ve had a bigger response to my Goodreads Giveaway than I expected. If you live in the US and haven’t entered yet here’s the link so you don’t miss out. Entries close April 2nd. At last count 79 people have already entered so I’ve got this permanent grin plastered on my … Continue reading Wow! What a Week!