#authorandphotographer

When I first got involved with social media, I had in mind to maintain two distinct and separate identities: photographer and writer. Somewhere along the way, I realised that this was utter bullshit, because I am not just one or the other, but both. One fulfils the other, and both are integral parts of who... Continue Reading →

The John Harper Series: Poisoned Web (2)

For this Guest Photographer & Short Story Series project, the guests were asked to submit three sets of photographs, the choice was entirely theirs and were not confined to any particular genre or theme. The short stories that ensue are based on the set of photos submitted, and the title of the photograph is imbedded... Continue Reading →

Little Thrills

Often times as authors, it is the little things that come our way that make all the difference. We are not in this writing business for the money - well, yes, partly, but the raison d'être for most of us is the passion to weave words together, tell a story, create an alternate world, stir... Continue Reading →

The Vindication of Killing a Character

Distance and vindication ©FrogDiva Photography On a personal level, I go with what works for me in terms of psycho-social-emotional tools as coping mechanisms. Some days it is prayer, others it may be a day out with the camera, or even just an evening alone at home with candles and calming music. As a writer,... Continue Reading →

Thank You For Your Time!

This goes out to everyone who tuned in to The Authors Show yesterday to listen to the interview podcast. I appreciate all the messages, notes, calls and comments from the bottom of my heart. Support and appreciation are essential for every author, but particularly for emerging authors in an age when every Tom, Dick and... Continue Reading →

May Transformations

Apocalyptic endings ©FrogDiva Photography  April 2020 will go down in world history as one of the most controversial and turbulent months following WWII. This is not the time to... wait, let me stop right there and re-phrase: this is indeed the time to double back, evaluate and re-chart that course, because if you haven't been... Continue Reading →

Networking Among Characters (Part II)

A few months ago I wrote about some of my favourite research activities for characters in my books (Networking Among Characters - Part I), and where I collect different details and nuances about human behaviour. Hanging out in restaurants, cafes, malls or especially train stations are my top favourites, but none of this is possible... Continue Reading →

The Hunt (is on)

Great writers are born, not trained. No amount of training or sophisticated degrees will ever turn you into a great writer if you do not have the gift. A good writer at best, but if that extra special element that captivates the readers from the first to the last page is missing, then you will... Continue Reading →

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