Author of The Adventures of Henrietta Hedgekin. Writer and meandering dreamer.  This site is a record of my work and thoughts during my journey as a writer.  Don’t forget to visit Book Corner for some free short stories.

First Drafts – Your Own Block of Marble

Let’s speak about first drafts. Sorry to say it, but your first draft sucks. This might be one of the most misunderstood parts of writing for new and fledgling writers. You’ve completed your first draft but something isn’t right. It’s not the instant masterpiece you had envisaged. What’s going on?

What’s in a Name?

If there is one thing I struggle with more than anything else in writing, it’s naming my characters.

Mistress of Potions

Happy new year everyone. To get 2022 off to a good start, I have a new entry over in Book Corner. Mistress of Potions is a short story I wrote some time ago. It was intended to be part of a series of short stories set in the mystical world of Calindraal. As can sometimes … Continue reading Mistress of Potions