The Global Council of Extraordinary Writers – the new age of networking for Authors

NaNoWriMo 2015 was a great experience for me, and it still continues to inspire me. Until then, I felt rather alone in my writing, like a recluse that typed away in the dark corners of his forest cabin on his mystical island. Then I challenged myself to this competition to write 50k words in a … More The Global Council of Extraordinary Writers – the new age of networking for Authors

“The Journey” to be published in an Anthology of poems

Early last year, I submitted a poem called “The Journey” to a poetry publisher who was offering to publish the best poems in an anthology of poems of contemporary poets. I am happy to say that the publisher has just informed me that my poem was accepted and will be published when “From the Heart” … More “The Journey” to be published in an Anthology of poems

Announcement: Celenic Earth blog subscription now available on Kindle

Do you own a kindle and, for some wonderful reason, have been wanting to receive updates on my novels and blog through a subscription? Well, fortunately for you, then, that subscriptions on Kindle seem to be the trending thing now. And, fortunately for me as an author and publisher on Amazon, I get to send … More Announcement: Celenic Earth blog subscription now available on Kindle

Finding the time to write a novel – Part 4: Accessibility

Air is my favourite element, of course. Besides it being in the title of my first novel, “The Windfarer”, it also is symbolised in many cultures as pertaining to intelligence and communication. It is the heart of the writer’s mind, where all our creativity comes from. It is where we go when we dream and … More Finding the time to write a novel – Part 4: Accessibility

Finding the time to write a novel – Part 3: Structure

Earth symbolises materialism in certain aspects, while also being grounded and finding stability. It reflects a structured approach to writing, whereby everything is organised and planned for greater efficiency. Where I would see Water as the Kairos of time, being more free flowing and finding the right moments to write, I see Earth as the … More Finding the time to write a novel – Part 3: Structure

Finding the time to write a novel – Part 2: Preparation

Water in many beliefs reflects the emotional side of human nature. In terms of writing, it reflects the free-flow of ideas and the abundance of resources we have available to us. Finding the time to write may not always be about the lack of available time, but being in the mood or being prepared to … More Finding the time to write a novel – Part 2: Preparation

Finding the time to write a novel – Part 1: Inspiration

The fire element has always been seen in religious and esoteric wisdom as the key symbol of passion, will and determination. It is hidden in common phrases such as “stoking the fire” or “igniting the spark” inside of you. If you are keen on finding the time to write, the first thing you need to do … More Finding the time to write a novel – Part 1: Inspiration

Finding the time to write a novel – it’s easier than you think

One of the most surprising questions I have been asked in my time as a published author is “Where do you find the time?”. Truth be told, it is less surprising today as it was in the past. When I originally wrote the Celenic Earth Chronicles, I was single (or at least unmarried) with no … More Finding the time to write a novel – it’s easier than you think

Silent Hill update: provisional title & teaser poster

As I am progressing with the Silent Hill novel, I am playing with ideas for titles and concept covers or teaser posters. Although the design is nowhere near as good as the Silent Hill game covers or Masahiro Ito’s concept designs, it gives an idea of what I expect the cover or posters to look like. … More Silent Hill update: provisional title & teaser poster

Just finished

Originally posted on C.T melrose:
It’s the start of a new year and I have finished one book already, I have decided to do my reviews of books read after each one. If you want to follow my reading adventures you can find me on Pinterest or on Goodreads (although Goodreads is not up-to-date due to…