• On Writing

    My Favorite Things

    I think I have said this many times, so pardon me if you have heard it before. One of my favorite activities is conducting author visits at elementary schools.

  • On Writing

    Critical Thinking

    Today I took part in a critiquing workshop for writers of children’s books. It was the first time that I had participated in any sort of group critique. I had no idea what to expect and I found it quite fascinating.

  • On Writing

    Unintended Consequences

    I recently let go of a story that I had been holding back for over a year. It was edited by Liane and I think that was late in 2011. I submitted ‘The Soup’ to the St. Somewhere Journal and it was published in their April 2013 issue.

  • On Writing

    Pseudonyms

    I find myself faced with a dilemma. Should an author should use a pen name when crossing genres?

  • On Writing

    Portfolio Building

    A few posts ago I dared to give some advice on short story writing and I am here to give a bit more. This is not about technique or marketing but back to the very basics that if you want to be a famous short story writer you have to write short stories.

  • Commentaries,  Short Stories

    Monkey See, Monkey Do

    Produced for WinnFM 2008 (Usual disclaimer – I don’t do poetry!) From the moment your baby is born from perfect planning or tragic strife, One pain ends, but another begins, they are our responsibility for life

  • Novel Spaces

    Writing Endings

    This is my first post for 2011. I planned to begin the post by extending Happy New Year wishes to my co-novelnauts and readers, however, I decided yesterday that since my year has not had a very auspicious start, I will celebrate the Chinese New Year and start 2011 all over again on February 3.

  • Novel Spaces

    Use of Dialect

    “Chee Chee isn’t going to Jamaica with me, so I’m pretty sure that nothing will happen.” This is an excerpt from my second book, Pirates at Port Royal. The truth is that such a sentence probably would not come out of the mouth of the average child in St. Kitts. It is more likely to look like: “Chee Chee not going Jamaica wid me, so nuttin’ gorn happ’n.”

  • Short Stories

    Kept Promises

    Three years later (January 2014), I see so many flaws in this story but I still enjoy it and hope you do too. Visit St. Somewhere Journal for the full story.