Category Archives: Word-Crafting With Cindy

A Decidedly Fishy Tale

Since it’s the holidays and everyone is in a fruitcake coma, I thought I’d share a fun little story I wrote.   “What fish does an old maid long for?” I groaned. My uncle, Mortimer Fish, had a serious penchant … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 101

What is Nano, and is it for you? Continue reading

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The Writer’s brain

The brain of a writer is a curious thing. Where do you get your ideas? A question often asked, but never truly explained. Idea triggers come from everywhere, and send a message into the writer’s brain that then fires off … Continue reading

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Historical research

I am in that lovely zone between just having launched a book, and doing a bit of marketing before I start writing the next one. Already new scenes are stealing my attention! I am in the middle of my Druid’s … Continue reading

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Hadrian’s Wall to Stonehenge

I am excited to announce that I have a new book out on preorder. Druid’s Portal: The Second Journey explores the next generation that become guardians of the time travelling Arwen pendant. In the first book we meet Janet, modern … Continue reading

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Clothes maketh the character

They do say clothes maketh the man – the codpiece was probably invented with this in mind. But do they also make a character? What can clothes do to make a character or even a book, memorable? Romance was once … Continue reading

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Beta Readers

Once you get into writing novels, the term ‘Beta Readers’ is often bandied about. Touted as a magical way to improve your writing –  a beta reader fairy will read your unpublished manuscript and tell you exactly what is stopping … Continue reading

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