Twelve Days of Ficmas (plus Christmas Eve)

Over on my live journal I've been posting a short fan fiction each day since Christmas Eve, each from a different two word prompt.Today marked the posting of the final fic and I can honestly say I’m sad to be done with them. Creating these stories has completely refreshed my writing mojo and I’ve had … Continue reading Twelve Days of Ficmas (plus Christmas Eve)

Word from the Week

Firstly, I ficced again. The Letter is the second in my "First In, Last Out” series that focuses on the back story of a John who trained as a GP and then changed careers and joined the Royal Marines as an officer in 42 Commando. It’s been over two years since I wrote the first … Continue reading Word from the Week

A Question of Research

Well, several questions, actually. They’ve been flitting about my mind for a while now but, thanks to a message I received this morning, have been dragged kicking and screaming on to the page. The message, from someone I’ve occasionally had discussions with on various comment threads, asked whether any of the representations of the Afghanistan … Continue reading A Question of Research

Weekend Writing Warriors: 7th July 2013

Firstly and for anyone that stumbles upon this post who isn't part of the fabulous WeWriWa group already:Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly blog-hop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at Weekend Writing Warriors, then post 8 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, to go live between 12:00 noon Saturday, and 9:00 AM Sunday … Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors: 7th July 2013

Spring photos and other news

So I've been a bit quiet over here recently.This can mostly be explained away by the fact that I did Camp NaNo in April (74K words done and not one WIP finished!) and spent last weekend in London, going to the theatre amongst other things (The Tempest and The Winslow Boy - both amazing in … Continue reading Spring photos and other news

NaNoWriMo 2012 here I come …

although whether this is a good idea or not is anyone's guess. I've been toying with writing a full length Post-Reichenbach reunion fic since S203 aired and it's got to the point where I'm dreaming about it. A definite sign that I need to get it out of my head and onto paper. So I've started … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2012 here I come …

In which my Sherlock Holmes obsession gets its own little space

I'm a little more into Sherlock Holmes and the BBC’s Sherlock than is probably good for me but in the interests of getting other people hooked and pimping out my favourite things I thought I’d do a little post.   So let’s get straight down to websites and other Sherlock related things that you might like to have … Continue reading In which my Sherlock Holmes obsession gets its own little space

A Map of Camelot

To be precise, a map of the Kingdom of Camelot as put together by the creators of BBC's Merlin.This doesn't explain how the geography seems to move about in direct correlation to how long the script writers need Arthur/Merlin/the Knights etc. to be on the road but it does give a little insight into how … Continue reading A Map of Camelot

Spells in Old English

Below are all the spells that I have used so far in my Season 4 Merlin fan fiction 'This is the beginning' Prologue Æworuld rice gelácnian hie bánsele. Hælu ond eftgian mín déore sweostor Ancient powers heal her body.  Cure and strengthen my beloved sister. SE2PII Hræd eac galdor innan mic bréostgeþanc gif Arthur sy … Continue reading Spells in Old English

More Merlin fan fiction

I now have another chapter of my Season 4 Merlin fan fic up - link on the right of the blog page. I've also done a Merlin drabble which I'm inordinately proud of so I'm going to post it in full here: In case you don't know a drabble is exactly 100 words and if … Continue reading More Merlin fan fiction