Heather Clark – South African Surfer

I don’t normally update twice in one day but this one’s important. I’ve just been reading Mick Fanning’s blog post about South African Surfer Heather Clark’s car accident last week and it has inspired me to take action. I joined the support group on Facebook as soon as I heard about it but, other than making a donation, I didn’t think there was much I could do. Mick’s post about auctioning one of his surfboards gave me an idea. I […]

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Pre-NaNo Downtime or Just Plain Lazy?

It’s been a while since I updated my blog but I have this weird stage in the run up to NaNoWriMo every year. Maybe it’s a self preservation thing but I just seem to stop writing, even to the degree that I ignore the blog. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, I just can’t seem to get the mind and fingers to co-ordinate. I’ll call it my pre-NaNo downtime. It sounds so much better than just being […]

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The Countdown to November

Wow, something amazing happened to me last night. I was getting ready for bed and thinking of nothing in particular, when an idea popped into my head for my story for NaNoWriMo. I grabbed a pencil and my notebook and the entire outline for the plot just flooded onto the page. I have the whole novel mapped out and ready to write. This is the first time that’s ever happened to me. I’ve never written a plot outline before so […]

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A Quick Update on Yantsu and Sanchin

First Sanchin. My friend Mark has set up a Facebook group called Sanchin- The Novel to help me to promote the book. Thanks, Spark. Now Mark knows me well enough to know I’d rather eat grated earthworms than promote my own work, but the response has been encouraging so far and I’m slowly getting used to the idea. So, if you have a Facebook account, please join the group and if you add me as a friend I’ll gladly accept. […]

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