Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight by Jo Robinson

Donna thought there was something wrong with her. That she was suffering from a mental illness that has caused her husband to despise her, distance himself from her, and cheat on her. She blames herself for the desolate, miserable thing that is her marriage and her life. Then she comes across a book that will … Continue reading Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight by Jo Robinson

When things don’t go as planned

The opening sentence for the Featured Fiction writing prompt wouldn't leave me alone this week. Perhaps it's because I haven't written anything in a while, and it makes me edgy. Since I had a minute or two today I decided to go with it. It turned into a lesson in what happens when you don't plan! … Continue reading When things don’t go as planned

Cake, boardgames, and avoidance – Share Your World #50

I haven't taken part in Cee's Share Your World challenge for quite a while, and I've missed it. If you fancy joining in the fun, head on over. Cee in warm and welcoming and has some amazing photographs to share. Do you have a signature dish? If not is their one in your family? I don’t have a … Continue reading Cake, boardgames, and avoidance – Share Your World #50

Indie Author – Melissa Barker-Simpson

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On Day 9, (December 20th), Indie Author, Melissa Barker-Simpson, will take over our Facebook page, ‘12 Days of Christmas’. Melissa will provide us with a day of fun and a giveaway of her new novel, The Fifth Watcher, Worlds Apart Series, Book OneMelissa's 3 Book Giveaway

Melissa Barker-Simpson fills her days with language and words so she doesn’t get lost among the clouds. She is an interpreter by day and a pen-wielding conjurer by night. Of course, the only thing she conjures belongs between the pages of a book, but it doesn’t make them any less compelling.

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Read more about Indie Author, Melissa Barker-Simpson, read excerpts from The Fifth Watcher and more of her wonderful books, and register to win at: http://dragonknightsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/p/melissa-barker-simpson_3.html

Check out Melissa’s Morgan and Fairchild Series, Gifted Series, and Worlds Apart Series. Watch her Book Trailer’s, read reviews of her books, and more at: http://www.mbarkersimpson.co.uk/

Melissa wishes…

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Exciting new development for 2015

I can't believe I kept this in for so long, I'm usually terrible at keeping secrets. But *drum roll* from January 2015 I will be regularly contributing over at Sorcerer run by the talented and hardworking Gene'O. Primarily I will provide a weekly review of the show Arrow, but there are other treats in store and … Continue reading Exciting new development for 2015

Guest Post by Renee Scattergood – Author of the Shadow Stalker Series

Everyone's a Critic By Renee Scattergood When I was a teenager, I didn't take criticism well at all. From my perspective it was a personal attack. Sometimes it was, and maybe that's why I had a negative response to any form of feedback I received (even if it was positive, believe it or not). I … Continue reading Guest Post by Renee Scattergood – Author of the Shadow Stalker Series

Striking a Balance By Melissa Barker-Simpson

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life

As people we compare ourselves to others, it helps us to (among other things) modify behaviour, learn, and to grow. When you’re a writer, comparing yourself can be a double edged sword. In fact, it’s easy to get lost.

If you were to look at the characteristics of a ‘typical’ writer, besides the obvious results like; well-read, observant, passionate, and imaginative – you’ll also find descriptions like self-disciplined, and organised. While all of these are true, there are times when we hone in the one skill we don’t possess and, (during our darkest moments) convince ourselves the absence of something means we’re doing it wrong.

This post is all about finding a balance, accepting who we are, so we can find a way to deal with these insecurities. Because we all have them. We are, after all, a contradictory blend of self-doubt and confidence.

So, on the subject of balance…

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Character Interview: Calista (Cali) from Shadow Stalker – Forbidden Love

Following yesterday's review, today I have a special character interview for you - during this round we get to spend time with Calista. Tomorrow I have a guest post for you, in which Renee shares with us her views on constructive criticism. Character Interview with Calista (a.k.a Cali) Hi Calista, thanks for agreeing to do … Continue reading Character Interview: Calista (Cali) from Shadow Stalker – Forbidden Love