From Nightmare to Peace – I’m Back


HOME AGAIN Plaisted Publishing House has been quiet for far too long! Nearly 18 months of nothing. Now is the time to explain and hopefully you will understand and to some...forgive me for being missing in action. It all started in September 2017. My girls and I were going to the UK, them to visit … Continue reading From Nightmare to Peace – I’m Back

Smacked in the Face…Again


I know this one is personal this time and not something I would usually put on a business blog. Why did I...Generally because there are many families out there who go through the things we have in the last 12 months. It hasn't been good or nice. It is upsetting, stressful and though we have … Continue reading Smacked in the Face…Again

Reblog – Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers by Anne R Allan


Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers Share189 Tweet +1 Pin4 Share17 Stumble SHARES210 A creative writing teacher has to deal with a lot. By Melodie Campbell It all started in 1992.  I’d won a couple of crime fiction awards, and the local college came calling. Did I want to come on faculty and teach … Continue reading Reblog – Top Ten Peeves of Creative Writing Teachers by Anne R Allan

Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.


Contractions in fictional dialogue....Where the heck has it gone?  I read ebooks and cringe at the long-winded speech patterns. It's horrible. I do wish writers used them more.  Ok so if you're writing formal text you don't need to use contractions...In fiction it's another matter, especially in speech.  You may not learn to use them … Continue reading Don’t Panic. You can use Contractions in Creative Writing.