WordPress workshop – fix thumbnail and tag-lines for Facebook

wordpress image Facebook fix

If you are anything like me, you occasionally (OK often) make a goof when publishing a wordpress post. You know the moment, you hit the publish button, and then spot the glaring typo in the first line! If you are anything like me, you have suffered infinate frustration when you can not figure out why your … Continue reading WordPress workshop – fix thumbnail and tag-lines for Facebook

Writing – the measure of success

light at the end of the tunnel

I can't claim to have any success as a writer, after all, I've never had anything published, but it seems to me that the moment you do publish, you are soon to be measured against a fantasy measuring stick. I hope I never lose sight of the fact that I love writing, and I keep things … Continue reading Writing – the measure of success

Book 2 draft finished – Yay!

It has been a long weekend here (public holiday Monday). So I enjoyed an extra day at home, and I am very pleased to be able to say, I have finished the draft of book two. Now, the long and painful editing process can begin! Hurrah! It was beautiful weather, so we (Ok, my husband) did … Continue reading Book 2 draft finished – Yay!

8 Sci-fi Movies you have probably never seen

8 Sci-fi movies you have probably never seen

I always like to hear of new sci-fi whether it is books, or as in this case, movies. I have not seen any of these films, but the descriptions are intriguing so I will definitely be checking them out. http://whoisthemanfromkrypton.com/2015/09/sci-fi-recommendations/

Scrivener workshop – using a writing target word count

scrivener - target word count

I am typically not a great planner when it comes to my writing work. I get the job done in a random fashion that bounces about from the start, to the end, to the middle, and all over the place. As a poor planner, scrivener has a number of features I have found invaluable to assist … Continue reading Scrivener workshop – using a writing target word count

5 Stages of the Writer’s Twitter Break #Writer #Amwriting

So funny 🙂



1. Awareness – You have been at it (writing) for several hours / half hour / a good ten minutes and you get the ‘Writer Twitter urge’ – very similar to itching a spot. Fingers start twitching and you take a couple of sharp breaths to try and ignore it. Just like an itchy spot you can’t ignore the ‘Writer Twitter urge’ – you become aware of your desire for a spot of tweeting – cue your Writer’s Twitter Break!

2. Justification – This stage is where you justify the need for a Writer’s Twitter Break. Writers always feel guilty for tearing themselves away from their work, it can be heart wrenching to step away from an awkward draft.

So any breaks have to be justified – sigh!

So you will say the following things to yourself before you open up Twitter:

  • “I am writer and I need to…

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