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The case of the disappearing ‘dis’

The case of the disappearing ‘dis’

When I first met DH, he owned just about every Robert Heinlein book ever written. Being a huge fan of fantasy and lighter SciFi at the time, I dived right in. Bliss! What I love about...

Ouch! Even Jane’s not safe.

This just came through on one of the writing loops I belong to: Mark Twain on Jane Austen (1898) “I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except...
Lording it over someone

Lording it over someone

Usually I have a plethora of weird and wonderful words running round in my brain, just clamoring for the opportunity to be included in Word of the Week. Or, I’m reading a book,...
Shying away

Shying away

Today’s Word Of The Week is a strange little word. It doesn’t really roll off the tongue, per se, but it’s quite fun to say: BLENCH Say it with me, now. BLENCH. See...

Reading delights & a furry treat!

Hi y’all, I’m in the throes of a tricky rewrite at the moment. It’s a self-imposed rewrite, BTW. Yanno, just because I feel like another challenge *rolls eyes*. And...
Mayday! Watch out for overinflated egos.

Mayday! Watch out for overinflated egos.

I’ve just gotten home from our monthly RWNZ Auckland chapter meeting and finished off the last chapter of the book I was reading. Next step was to add both it, and the book I...
Is it really a word?

Is it really a word?

Today’s Word Of The Week is one that our family has known for quite some time, and is always worth a giggle or three. And it was even more amusing when a radio announcer saw it...

Writing a “real classy” sex scene

Always wondered about “the rules” for writing a really classy sex scene? Well, have I got the article for you! I’ll just give you a bit of a teaser, then direct you...