See you in a Month!

For those who missed it, I recently wrote a post about how I need a break to focus on my health and wellbeing.  So I’m taking a month-long hiatus throughout May. 

There will still be some posts appearing on my blog, these will be my guest posts on Wednesdays.  All these posts are scheduled so I really am taking a break.

All comments after today will be responded to in June when I’m back. 

Taking a hiatus, see you soon. Image from Pixabay.

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How to Plan your protagonists journey

Having come down with a stomach bug, I haven’t been able to write today’s blog post. However, nstead I thought I would share this awesome post from my friend and fellow writer, Lorraine Ambers. Check it out

Lorraine Ambers

Throughout everyone’s journey, there are hopes, aspirations, and dreams; and in order for any of those things to come to fruition, certain steps need to be taken to get to the chosen goal. The superficial goal.

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Now here’s the tricky part, the unseen truth behind those desires: What we want, isn’t what we need. That’s because subconsciously, the things we’re hoping to manifest are in fact a band-aid of wishful thinking. The inherent lie we tell ourselves is that when we achieve X, Y or Z somehow we’ll feel better, be whole and be blissfully happy.

But in reality, a better-paid job, a bigger house or faster car will never fill the void we’re trying to escape. This applies to our characters too. Therefore its simply the superficial goal – to figure out what our character needs, we’ll need to delve further and enter the first stage of our

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Why you need to be confident about your writing

How many of you talk with confidence about your writing?  Writers, in general, are often introverted and struggle to discuss their work.  Not to mention, when we do, many of us find it hard to speak with confidence or pride.

Instead, we divert attention away or mumble something incoherently, or sometimes just blurt out bits about our writing and then collapse inwards as if we have no right to feel good about what we do.

So today we’re talking about confidence.

Why you need to be confident about your writing. Image from Pixabay


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MAIAM–Ari Meghlen: Writer, Blogger, Bad Card Player

I was recently interviewed by the lovely I.L. Cruz for her feature Meet An Indie Author. Check out my interview here 😊

Books by I.L. Cruz

It’s one of my favorite days on Books by I.L. Cruz (the other being #FourthFridaysforFantasyFoodies)–MAIAM, Meet An Indie Author Monday.

Today, I’m happy to introduce an amazing blogger and writer (I’ve never played cards with her, so can’t comment there!), Ari Meghlen. One of the things I love about Ari is how supportive she is of other bloggers and writers, so show her some love and visit her blog.

Aesthetics - The Blessed[3023]

First things first, what’s the name of your current book?

I’m currently writing book one of a fantasy trilogy called The Blessed, and as yet this book does not have its own title.

New ideas are always cropping up. Give me your best book title that doesn’t have a story.

Actually, I never have titles before I have the story.  I have a lot of stories without titles or ones that have working titles.  I usually need the…

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Technical issues

EDIT sorry the article is not coming today, duè to more vet trip and yet another sleepless night, I’m not functioning well enough to rewrite it.

I’ll get it sorted and add it back into my article queue.  Thanks for all your support and understanding. Xx

It appears today’s article didn’t save properly, which was why only my draft version notes published… also at the wrong time and on the wrong date.  Could it be any more messy!!

Normally, I double check everything however, my cat had to go into surgery and I’ve been dealing with her after care…. and so this got away from me.

Sorry about that. I will try and get the article re-written and uploaded tomorrow.

Thanks for your understanding and patience.



How to make the most of your goals

I recently had the opportunity to be a guest on the blog A Crack in the Pavement, run by my friend and fellow writer, Bryan.

Check out my post which discusses goals. Enjoy!

A Crack in the Pavement

Ari Guest Blog


As most of you know I believe the secret to success is to surround yourself with smart people. And when you do, you listen.

I have been listening to Ari Meghlen for a while now and I have no plans on stopping.

Ari, take it away.

 Before I begin, I would like to thank Bryan for welcoming me onto his blog and letting me share my thoughts with all his followers.

 Why you should make goals

I have always been a firm believer in goal settings.  Anyone who follows my blog will know I post new goals at the start of each month. 

As well as these short-term monthly goals, I also create long-term goals and have an ever-growing bucket list. 😊

A goal is the target of your effort, the desired result you are aiming for.  Goals help to solidify an idea and creates…

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