• ROLL ON AUGUST

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    NEWS & UPDATES Goodbye, July! And cheerio June, May, April and March. I can’t believe it’s been five months since I last wrote one of these news and updates posts. Or, indeed, that it’s been a full year this month since I decided to stick my nose out of my…

  • CRANES, PIRATES AND TREE FROGS

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    LETO ARMITAGE NEWS 12 JULY, 2022 Greetings, July has arrived with the songs of tree frogs. Summer to me is the gothic south of sweltering nights where you feel the hot sweating breath of the world on your neck, a world of night swimming and shadows made darker by long…

  • ALRIGHT, LISTEN UP NERDS

    THE WORDS JULY NEWS OVER A WOMAN'S FACE LOOKING OUT THROUGH A HOLE IN A BLUE DRYWALL

    MW MCLEOD NEWS 11 JULY, 2022 The wild blog reader, in their natural habitat, stumbles upon the new page. Could it be? It looks like yes, it is M.W. McLeod’s July update. Let’s see what they make of it. A frazzled-looking woman, who is neither young nor old, with unkempt…

  • I CAN FEEL THE STORM COMING

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    FK MARLOWE NEWS 7 JULY, 2022 July for a horror writer should be hot; the sun a white, baleful eye that sees every sin and reaches fingers deep into the soil to find the rotting secrets buried there and bring them writhing to the surface. It should be a sheen…

  • THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR

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    MW MCLEOD NEWS 10 JUNE, 2022 Grey. I see nothing but grey all around me. Fog covers the ground in the strange, wide open liminal space of this purgatory. Black text, white background. Text, words, letters everywhere. The author died and came here to this limbo to edit, only to…

  • I AM NOT A WRITER

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    LETO ARMITAGE NEWS 13 JULY, 2022 I am not a writer, I am an exorcist. In June night falls late but the voices crowd where the shadows cast. An American in London selling smut. A lady’s maid who works at night and bears a secret. A man who waits while…

  • A HORROR WRITER’S JUNE

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    FK MARLOWE NEWS 7 JUNE, 2022 It’s a horror-writer’s June here in BC, with louring skies and torrential downpours one minute, sweltering heat the next. Not great for the flowers, but fantastic for the imagination, and mine is putting out creepy crawly tendrils all over the place! It’s hard to…

  • THE SEASON OF TITS AND JOGGING BRAS

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    LETO ARMITAGE NEWS 14 MAY, 2022 With May comes spring and the annual cycle of flowers blooming, hockey ending and my ritual of watching for the first jogging bra of the season. ‘Trapped in the Stacks’, aka ‘TITS’ was re-published this month. It is an explicit romance with power exchange…

  • MAY, BLOSSOMS AND BIRDSONG

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    FK MARLOWE NEWS 5 MAY, 2022 Ah May! The blossoms! The birdsong! The torrential blimmin’ BC rain! Loathe to fall for pathetic fallacy as I am, I can’t help thinking the latter is linked to my side job of exam marking. I hope I’ll have conquered the beast mid-month so…

  • ROLL ON JANUARY

    AWW MILESTONES DECEMBER

    MILESTONES GOODBYE DECEMBER! I’ve been online for four months now to forge partnerships, find potential readers and engage in some kind of intellectual debate and social interaction with other writers. Covid style, of course. As December, and with it this whole blasted year, withers away in the night, it’s time…

  • ROLL ON DECEMBER

    HELLO DECEMBER: yuletide scene with popcorn and hot chocolate in front of an open fire.

    MILESTONES GOODBYE NOVEMBER! Three months into this creative writing adventure I’m beginning to think the Writing Community, particularly on twitter, is a pretty awesome place to call home. So, now that November is over it’s time for the monthly recap. I’m extremely proud of myself for completing NaNoWriMo in 17…

  • ROLL ON NOVEMBER

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    GOODBYE OCTOBER! Two months into this adventure I’m touched and blown away by the kind and supportive reception I’ve received in the online WritingCommunity. I posted more work in progress (wip) chapters and daily InstaWrimo/ preptober blogposts in October. I was active on social media and promoted my posts and…

  • TWO MONTHS TODAY

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    TWO MONTHS ago, I posted my first tentative hello on social media having been awol for a year. And, oh my days what a ride it has been! No word of a lie – I’m a little blown away and I think it will take me along time to get used…

  • 1000 FOLLOWERS?

    AWW MILESTONES 1000 TWITTER

    SOCIAL MEDIA is like a weird alternate reality. I love it and it fascinates me, but every time I think I know something about it, something happens to turn that knowledge on its head. One of these things that seem to stump me is how follower patterns shift. You can…

  • SEVEN WEEKS ONLINE

    AWW MILESTONES 800 TWITTER

    I KNOW I said I was going to stop these posts as I started the monthly milestones, but I guess I was a tad too excited. It feels right, somehow, to keep counting up to 1000. Provided I ever get there. I’ve done social media promotions for many years, and…

  • ROLL ON OCTOBER

    September milestones

    GOODBYE SEPTEMBER! Six weeks into this adventure, we’re still going forward and getting the wheels in motion. I’ve posted four work in progress chapters and a few blogposts. I’ve been semi active on social media and promoted my posts and drafts on twitter, Instagram and facebook. So far, twitter has…

  • SIX WEEKS ONLINE

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    WEEK SIX is over and September is nearly at an end. I’ve managed to write fiction, poetry and a few articles, I’ve received my first reader comments, and my Ulfrheim drafts have been read in four different countries.  In the last month and a half, I’ve: successfully activated a twitter account;…

  • FIVE WEEKS ONLINE

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    FIVE WEEKS online after a year of radio silence is actually rather overwhelming. I’m so glad there are nifty little scheduling solutions you can use to plan and space out your engagement in advance. Anyway, this is another celebrate every milestone kinda post. Look what happened this week: Six hundred…

  • FOUR WEEKS ONLINE

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    WEEK 4, whistled past like an autumn storm and I’m actually quite surprised it’s time to do one of these already. But missing out on an opportunity to celebrate? No chance! So, what’s the reason we’re throwing a party today? Yep, there it is. 500 followers have found the @AsWeWrite…

  • THREE WEEKS ONLINE

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    WEEK 3, is over and my love affair with the twitter #WritingCommunity continues. Seriously blown away by the kindness, support and generally helpful vibes from writers and authors with platforms ranging from a few hundred to millions of followers.  I won’t be doing these posts as a weekly thing forever, but…