Interview with Author Anthony Schiavino

Anthony Schiavino

Interview slots are now closed until September 1st, when I am opening the slots up for author book release and promotions (i.e. without the interview).

I am pleased to present an interview with Anthony:


6 Simple Steps to Superbad Villains

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We all love to hate bad guys, and you gave me some fantastic additions to my villain list last week, (thank you). What I love more than hating a bad guy, is a bad guy that makes me empathise with them before I hate them. It makes the hate so much more powerful, because they cheated me, and I hate thinking of myself as gullible, so if they did get to me, then that makes them superbad in my eyes!

I’ve been thinking about my own antagonists/villains in my WIP, and what I can do to develop them, to make them more hateable but loveable. It led me to thinking about the importance of villains having a redeeming quality or some kind of positive trait.  (more…)

Interview with Author Michael Harwood

Michael Harwood

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I had the pleasure of meeting Michael through my interview with V G Lee a few weeks ago. I am really delighted to present a fellow LGBT writer Michael Harwood. (more…)

Crafting Villains Series #1 Who’s Your Ultimate Villain?


April brings the start of another series, as I start to look at the villains in my novel, I thought I would share with you the things I learn. But first: Audience Participation Required… (more…)

Writing Challenge Entries #4


Another week over already, and a round up of challenge entries below. If you don’t participate in weekly writing challenges, you should they are a fantastic way of practicing and developing your craft.

Esther’s up first, with another 10 word story, but this time the challenge was: I’d like another ten word story but this week, you need to find some way of using the words ‘potato’ and ‘Friday’ in your story!

My entry: (more…)

Interview with British Crime Author Pat McDonald

Pat McDonald

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I had the pleasure of meeting Pat on Twitter, and I am delighted she agreed to an interview. (more…)

Interview With Award Winning Author Regina Puckett

Regina Puckett

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I am delighted to present an interview with Regina Puckett, award winning author and poet, who I am particularly interesting in seeing her answers because she is a steampunk writer, a concept I am fascinated by. You can find Regina on Facebook, Weebly, Goodreads or Twitter (more…)

Writespiration #32


If this Writespiration inspired you then jot a few words, a poem or a story and post below and I will post them with a link to your blog in next weeks post.

Here’s mine:

What is Love? By Sacha Black (more…)

Interview With Author Ruary Mackenzie Dodds

Ruary Mackenzie Dodds

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The next author in this series is my wonderfully talented Uncle Ruary. Which makes me even more honoured to feature him in this series.

Ruary has two books currently published see the photos below, or you can visit his website to find out more. (more…)

The Dexter Effect – How to use your inner ‘Psycho’ to write better – The Crafting Characters Series #5

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My aim here, is to see if I can convince you to get up close and personal with your own inner psycho…

Have you ever watched Dexter? If you haven’t, you should. It’s great, Wiki says:

Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system.’  (more…)