Interesting and Useful Links

Fellow Writers

Karla Brandenburg

Karla writes romance with a touch of the supernatural, and is one of my critique partners (meaning we get to read one another's first drafts). She does a great job of finding my plot holes and continuity errors.

Dr Graham Clingbine

Author of various book genres including science fiction, UFO Sightings and children's stories. A member of Writers in the Wood.

Jason Cook

Jason writes crime thrillers, and is a member of Writers in the Wood.

Franca Lawrence

Franca is a writer, blogger and motivational speaker, and a member of Writers in the Wood.

J D Milaric

A member of Writers in the Wood, who writes about the core issues of the 21st Century via poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Terry Odell

Terry writes "romance with a twist of mystery," and is my other critique partner. She finds all the weak characterisation and the places where I'm using more words than necessary.

Lorraine Reed

Lorraine is the founder of Writers in the Wood, our local writers' group, and writes comic poetry for children and adults.

Other Stuff

Fantasy Novelist's Exam

A useful checklist for those writing fantasy. I can answer "no" to most of the questions.

Goodreads

Helping readers to find and share the books they love. My profile on Goodreads is here.

Limyaael's Fantasy Rants

A large collection of rants (the author's own term) about everything to do with fantasy fiction. Often opinionated, sometimes very blunt, but containing much good advice for the beginning fantasy writer - and the experienced one too.

The Passive Voice

A blog about "Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe" - lots of good articles about the business of being a writer.

RinkWorks Fantasy Name Generator

If you're stuck for a name for a character or place, this page will generate as many as you need. It has various options for the type of name (short, long, vowel-heavy, consonant-heavy, unpronounceable and so on) and generates about fifty at a time. If you don't see one you like, just reload the page to get some more. Names of several minor characters in The Barefoot Healer came from it.

Writing Excuses

A weekly podcast about the craft and business of writing novels, presented by Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler and Mary Robinette Kowal. Often funny, always worth listening to.

Yahoo! Answers

Ask questions about (almost) anything and get answers from humans, not computers. Some of the humans even know what they're talking about! I spend far more time here than is good for me, mostly in the Books & Authors section. My profile is here.

Last update: 8/1/2018 15:55