So if you’re new “Hello” or if you are already a follower/reader “Nice to see you again”.
This is a new post feature I will be dropping in and it’s all about me.
Don’t worry I am not a narcissistic egomaniac – it’s just a way to let you know a bit about my background, what I am working on, what my plans are.
First I have slightly changed the categories on my blog. They are now:
About LizzieHW ~ this includes posts like this one.
my weekly journal “My week, as it was”
Writing Room ~ this includes articles about the writing process and my weekly Wednesday guide to Indie Publishing
Tales ~ this is where you can read my work: poems, shorts, twitterings – all for free!
And if you like to read reviews, check out The Slice which will appear the second Sunday every month.
Buy or browse ~ here I will add links to my published eBooks, if you want to buy or browse 🙂
All navigation on my page is to the left – just over there <<< on the left.
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Below are links to my Twitter and Facebook feeds. So if you prefer, like & follow me via one of those feeds. All my posts cross-link so you won’t miss any of my blogs. However occasionally I post on Facebook and don’t share it elsewhere (just so you know).
Next are wordpress posts I like – check some of them out!
Back to me… I write books and self-publish them on Amazon because it’s free and easy to do. I don’t have an agent or publisher or PR company hidden in my attic. It’s just me.
I use my real name: Elizabeth Haley-Wood as my author name. If I do ever choose any pen names I will be open about it.
My work varies from poems about nature to stories about aliens and weird sex. I love to write about all sorts of things. And I really love weird stuff so it’s mostly sci-fi, fantasy and a bit of horror, the combined: SF/F/H which encompasses ghosts, time-travel, monsters, hi-tech to low-tech, aliens, alternative dimensions, shape-shifters, space, near-future alternative realities ~ well anything really.
I write stories regardless of the style, genre or length. Some are very short, like a Twittering of no more than 140 characters; a set of Twitterings, poems, shorts, novels – I don’t consider one form better than another. I have heard some writers say it is not worth the effort to write short pieces… ‘Oh I say! One is so, not impressed…’
I live in Yorkshire where I have always lived, though I have moved around different towns. I don’t write restrictively to my county or country but I take a lot of inspiration from what is around me. When I travel I am always listening and looking for interesting people/places/things/interactions that may be woven into a story. I have a conversation captured in Canada between two men (friends) and I have a place in a story for that – it’s been waiting for over 5 years to get used!
My projects always shift. Being a writer I can say things like: ‘the fairies captured my dreams and hid them’ or ‘a pigeon dropped by for a cup of tea and cake’ – these are fanciful excuses for not getting on with my work. I don’t have a dog to eat my homework.
But what I am supposed to be concentrating on over the next few weeks are:
(almost done) a collection of writings about love, romance, sex in weird encounters.
City of Animals
another collection inspired by, well I think you can guess. Also weird. Not so much sex.
Both of these should be out as digital books via Amazon sometime in the next month (maybe).
I have a couple of non-fiction books in early drafting stages which I keep picking up, scribbling over and then putting down in another place. I think one of them will be published in November 2015. I just have to decide which one and set myself some targets!
And so I leave you once again… I am off to get my hair chopped off – my summer cut (even though it’s raining, again).