What Motivates You?

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A hot topic among writers is motivation. There are hundreds upon hundreds of articles out there with tips and tricks for writers on how to keep yourself motivated or how to rekindle lost motivation. I have read a lot of them over the years and some of them speak to me on a personal level and really help me keep my mojo up.

I have an odd relationship with motivation. I love it when it’s around, it makes my life easier and keeps my energy levels up. On days when I’m motivated I can come home after a particularly exhausting day at the office and all but skip into my home office and write into the wee hours.

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Grey Wings – Free Chapter

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Grey Wings

Chapter Fourteen

They left the hospital car park together and emerged on the cold, dark streets of the city. The wind lifted the Angel’s coat and pulled loose a flurry of feathers from his wings, scattering them over the pavement. Jason picked one up and frowned at its colouring – white, mottled with black.

“Are you sick?” Jason eventually asked as they turned down a street. The Angel ignored him.

“It’s just that, well, your wings are…”

“I know what my wings are doing,” Aurelius barked, turning to glare, “and it’s your entire fault.”

“My fault?” Jason frowned, “what did I do?”

“Yes, it’s your fault. If only you and the rest of your miserable species could just look after yourselves!” Aurelius said, digging his delicate fingers into his short, blond curls, pulling at his hair as he continued to rant.

“But no, you need a chaperone for every little thing that you do. None of you can do anything for yourselves. Then, when you make mistakes, it’s your Guardian’s fault. And, more importantly, it’s your Guardians’ who are punished, your Guardians’ who are cast down – all for trifling errors, while you and yours commit atrocious sins, and remain unpunished.”

“You’ve got a lot of anger for a Guardian Angel,” Jason smiled.

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Why I love Writers Groups

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It’s certainly been a mad four months! Between tearing down and rebuilding the websites for my fiction and nonfiction writing, moving to a new house, visiting family, Halloween (busy time for us horror writers!), the release of Amenti, tearing down and rebuilding the nonfiction website AGAIN, and the day to day humdrum and drama of regular working life I’ve hardly had a moment to think.

I am exhausted. My brain has turned into some kind of porridge monster and refused to do more than occasionally go ‘gloop’.

It is at times like these that I am truly grateful for many pillars of support in my life. Family, Friends, and writer’s groups.

Today I would like to talk about one of those pillars of support, that being Writers groups.

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Amenti is avalible for sale!

AMENTI

An epic tale of mystery, murder and monsters, told by Bobtail, who happens to be, among other things, a cat

Bobtail is moving house, again. But amongst the usual worries of finding his litter tray and hoping the local store has his food, Bobtail quickly discovers his new home is harbouring some dangerous secrets. Secrets that put his life in danger when they lead to Bobtail becoming the prime suspect for a recent stint of murders.

Only a day into his new home and Bobtail finds himself embroiled in a twisted plot that spans the centuries and will affect both man and cat alike.

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Amenti Available from 1st November!

Don’t forget Amenti will be available to buy from 1st November!

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An epic tale of mystery, murder and monsters, told by Bobtail, who happens to be, among other things, a cat

Bobtail is moving house, again. But amongst the usual worries of finding his litter tray and hoping the local store has his food, Bobtail quickly discovers his new home is harbouring some dangerous secrets. Secrets that put his life in danger when they lead to Bobtail becoming the prime suspect for a recent stint of murders.

Only a day into his new home and Bobtail finds himself embroiled in a twisted plot that spans the centuries and will affect both man and cat alike.

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FREE GIVEAWAY Secrets of Hidden Places

Due to the popularity of the Haloween Giveaway, I have decided to expand it!

It will now include SECRETS OF HIDDEN PLACES!

 

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People always disappear during the festival. Every year the island holds the festival but among the ancient rusted iron rides and wooden stalls, Melanie discovers an ancient secret. One that may cost her her life.

 

Secrets of Hidden Places will now be available for FREE from 27th October 2017 until Haloween night (31st October).

Download your own Free Copy Here

 

 

Writing as Release

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I had a couple of less good days this week.

Nothing particularly terrible in the grand scheme of things, just a few days where I really wanted to abandon everything, curl up in bed, read a good book and ignore the world outside until I felt better. Tea would be optional in this situation, of course.

Sadly, I live in the world where there are responsibilities to be met and bills to be paid. So, I could not just abandon my life in favour of my bed, no matter how much the urge came upon me or how crummy my mood became.

Naturally, I tried looking for a solution that did not involve hiding under the covers.

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