Every month, Kiewiet Independent Publishing hosts a short story competition, whereby the winning story gets published by Amazon. I was fortunate enough to discover this via the Facebook group, and then took to reading the recent December 2015 winner. What I found was a tale that was so heart-warming as to bring a few goosebumps … More A short Christmas tale to warm your hearts….
While developing my Silent Hill story-line and characters further last night, I realised something very essential to my writing technique. I know novel planning is very much frowned upon by the brave souls that just write, based on an idea, and hope the story takes them somewhere. Yet, during my constructive meanderings and diverse planning … More Why planning a novel is so important to me
T’is the season to be jolly! And all that jazz. Yes, Christmas is almost here and so is 2016. Another year has come and gone and it is almost time for us to reflect back and see how many of those resolutions you managed to tick off – or ignore the list altogether if you’re … More Festive season goodies
This is such a side-step from my writing articles, but I am so excited by my adventure in orchid cross-pollination that I feel the need to share this. We have four orchids in the office, two of which belong to me, and this is the second year that mine have been blooming. As a Bonsai … More My first orchid cross-pollination
And finally, the moment you have all been waiting for… the launch of the debut Celenic Earth Chronicles! Yes, it is finally out. After being slowed down a tad by the Cinequest Screenwriting Festival and the NaNoWriMo contest, both of which I utterly enjoyed, I was able to finally complete the newsletter. Unfortunately I was … More Celenic Earth Newsletter is out!
When I took on the task of writing a novel of one of the most iconic horror stories ever to grace the gaming world, I knew it would be a tremendous challenge to develop my own characters and story-line, while keeping some of the familiar symbols and legends in tact. I did not anticipate however … More Silent Hill – challenging me to do more