• 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 09 JUNE, 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?

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    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…

  • ROLL ON OCTOBER

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    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…

  • ROLL ON SEPTEMBER

    AWW MILESTONES AUGUST

    GOODBYE AUGUST, we had more fun that I had expected. I know it took me a long time to get there, but I did it. I finally braved it and began posting #wip chapters and promoting them and my blog posts online.  My hiding days are over. I need to…

  • #1 FENRIR’S CUBBIES

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    CELEBRATING every milestone… Today that milestone came courtesy of Wattpad, where my Fenrir’s Cubbies #wip for some reason has ended up as #1 in #scandinavian. Wot? I don’t know how Wattpad rankings work, but it doesn’t really matter. I’m basking in the delight of this and will be celebrating accordingly.…

  • MY PANDEMIC PANIC ROOM

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    HELLO AND WELCOME to my pandemic panic room! This is a fictional writer’s room. A happy place I’ve created to make the solitary confinement of COVID-19 shielding bearable. As of today, my front door is locked. Like millions of other weak and vulnerable people across the globe, I will be…