SELF DISCIPLINE

SELF-DISCIPLINE   Fortuitous Tide Reminder: Free short story “Family Love” under Pearl for your Enjoyment below.  I have learnt self-discipline is a necessary ingredient in cooking up a novel. Once the manuscript is in the hands of the beta-readers, the reins may...

Newsletter September 2021

GOALPOST IN SIGHT   Fortuitous Tide I went for a drive to Maleny last week to deliver more of my books to the Maleny Bookshop. The Maleny Bookshop has a magic ambience as it wraps itself around you like a cloak of comfort. Take the opportunity to share this...

Newsletter August 2021

ALL SMILES Fortuitous Tide I was asked the other day, “Why do I write?” After very little thought I answered, “I’m barking mad when I’m not totally chronic crazy and a masochist, I think.” But what else can one do when scenes, plots and characters pound on the door of...

WHATEVER

Fortuitous Tide I recently had the opportunity to listen to a talk on the English language via Zoom.  I found the speaker, Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex, extremely interesting and entertaining. His personality brought the subject to life. Thank you to all the...

Newsletter June 2021

SMOOTH BLEND Fortuitous Tide I have been lucky to access some great research material. Now it’s a matter of seamlessly blending the gems discovered within the storyline. Current Weather and Tides In this my fourth novel. The protagonist is currently on the back of a...

HASTENING TIME

HASTENING TIME Fortuitous Tide The 4th novel was chugging along nicely until I discovered I had made a cardinal sin on the first page. When the character arrives by train, she steps out into a burning North Queensland sun and five minutes (a bit longer perhaps) it is...