Monthly Archives: April 2010

Still on the “How Not To Treat a Sword” theme

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Tributary, Mere Mortals, Fringe

Finished the first edits for Tributary. Relatively painless–and as editing always is with with a good editor, illuminating and educating too. I will certainly search and destroy “was” and “that” with impunity from now on – I know “that” is … Continue reading

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What will they think of next?

Went into a petrol station today where you pressed a button to indicate how much fuel you needed and the petrol pump pumped out exactly that. How convenient! What’s next? A little man there on hand to do it for … Continue reading

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Writing Meme Day 27 – Appearance

27. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters Hmm. Well, it’s hard to write love stories of any description without having … Continue reading

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Writing Meme day 26

Do you draw your characters? No. I am to drawing as pigeons are to quantum mathematics. Do others draw them? As far as I know I only have one bit of fanart for any of my original characters, and that’s … Continue reading

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Writing Meme Day 25: Pets

25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them. Not many pets, no. Historical attitudes to pets differed in (most) of the times I write about, dogs, generally had jobs, such as gundogs, or guards, or they … Continue reading

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Writing Meme Day 24

24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone? I started this post thinking: “Oh I have no problem killing people off.”And then I realised that … Continue reading

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We has a cover!

The Last Gasp (to be released on 3rd May) has now got a cover – and its gorgeous.  Noble Romance (and Fiona Jayde who 1. designed it, and 2. deserves to be as famous in the genre as Trace Edward … Continue reading

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Is there a god of Publishing? Also Writing Meme Day 21

Publishcatus? Problemetes? Rejectionous? I was in the right place at the wrong time, as they say.  Taken on by Running Press and all excited, and then economy dropped through the arse of the world. So last year Perseus only sent … Continue reading

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I can has a happy

I has designed icons! A little while back djinni had an icon request thread (a regular occurrence apparently, I won’t miss one in future) and I requested Fleury – and I got – not one – but two!  Lookit!   … Continue reading

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