Hi everyone! Long time no see. Oops. These days I'm much more active on twitter (@dewiwrites) and on my newsletter, where I send out an update every month. But today is a special occasion, because my new book is out available to buy! Eyes on the Blue Star is a short, experimental novel set in… Continue reading My New Book is Out!
Update: I Sold Some Writing!
Hi! Hello! It's been a while! How have you been? I've been good. Great, actually. I sold two pieces of short fiction last week - which was two more than I ever expected to sell. At the start of this year, I set myself a resolution: I was going to get my short fiction in… Continue reading Update: I Sold Some Writing!
A Brief Connection
I've had something on my mind recently, and I'm not sure what to do with it. When these moments happen, I write them down - usually into stories, but not today. Today we're doing a blog post. I've done a lot of learning since I finished university. Mostly about myself, and especially in the last… Continue reading A Brief Connection
Review – Viking Britain: A History, by Thomas Williams
Quick disclaimer: I don't like to give star ratings in my reviews, or to try to grade the book. I simply talk about what I liked and didn't like. Let me just say - first book of the year, done! And I'm very pleased about it, because this reading slump has been long. Long long.… Continue reading Review – Viking Britain: A History, by Thomas Williams
So I Bought An Old Coin
It's been a while since I wrote a history blog post - so long in fact that I wouldn't be surprised if, reading this now, you had no idea I did them at all (since you most likely came from Twitter and my account is much bigger now than it was when I did history… Continue reading So I Bought An Old Coin
Hi! Okay, first things first: I'm fine, don't worry. This is hopefully a good post. So our beloved Jess posted a blog recently about how we only show the positive side of ourselves on social media, so people don't see the real us. It chimed with me. I think this attitude is as harmful to… Continue reading Recalibration
He strode past the shopfronts with his hood up and his hands in his pockets. Rain pounded down, dripping off the tips of the sloped roofs, sparkling like diamonds in the headlights of the cars that rushed past. The rain nearer to him had a rainbow sheen. Was that reflective of the many-coloured neon signs… Continue reading Dark Coffee
The World Doesn’t Always Move Forward
In 1964, a king brought together a committee of experts. Their task, he told them, was to draft a constitution worthy of a modern country. Though democracy was a relatively foreign concept to this country, they planned to inch towards it. The experts, most of them educated in foreign lands, set about their work. The… Continue reading The World Doesn’t Always Move Forward
Review: The Garden of the Golden Children
Garden is a haunting book. It deals with some heavy topics, specifically child abuse - and I'll be talking about that part of the book. Just a heads up. (Side note: I appreciate that the publisher put a specific warning about this in the front matter. We should see this more often.) Between the experimental… Continue reading Review: The Garden of the Golden Children
My Q and A
Do you have a favourite compass rose? Use the same in all your maps? Or design them different for each style/type of map you're creating? Some are definitely prettier than others, but no, generally I make a new one for every map I draw! If money and location were no object, what would be your… Continue reading My Q and A