Writing Prompts: Covid

How have you adapted to the changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic? An interesting question. The covid-19 pandemic forced a lot of changes upon us all. There was a new routine, for a time, but with the end of pandemic measures, that routine has largely disappeared. Still, what did I do differently during that […]

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Writing Prompts: ‘Canon’

Make reference to the subject of canon in respect of sci-fi and fantasy works, and you will immediately set a lot of fans frothing at the mouth. Why? Because canon is what counts, canon is what matters, and yet, so many fans of so many shows, movies and books cannot agree on what canon is. […]

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Writing Prompts: Secret Skills

What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had? I’d love the ability to be able to instantly relax, but I don’t think that’s a true skill! On the other hand, maybe the ability to detach one’s self from turbulence and unwind is a skill of sorts. I have a feeling the […]

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Writing Prompts: How Failure led to Success

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Failure is part and parcel of life. We all make mistakes, we all fall down, we all do things we regret and are not proud of. However, not everyone responds to setbacks in the same way. I will stew over my mistakes […]

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Writing Prompts: Taniwha

Today, this meerkat has voyaged to the islands of New Zealand, in search of wonder and excitement. What might I find? The answer lies in Māori mythology, and the Taniwha. The Taniwha are said to be supernatural creatures, that live in deep rivers or lakes, and some tales of the Taniwha also place them in particularly […]

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