Don’t lose those brilliant story plot ideas


I came across this delightful cartoon. It got me thinking about how often a vivid idea surfaces (I’m sure I’ll remember no matter what) only for it to disappear when I need it. That twisting plot with a wonderful character can become a loose idea with a wilting, unlikeable character because your brain can’t find the inkling upon waking (or when you open your laptop or poise your pen). Unfortunately, if I don’t write it down I can (and often do) forget it.writers, cartoon, funny writing, forgetting ideas

Here are some tips to remember every fantastic idea you get:

  • Keep a notepad by the bed
  • Keep a notepad in your handbag
  • Keep a notepad on your desk
  • Keep a notepad in the kitchen
  • Keep a notepad on your phone
  • Keep a notepad in the bathroom
  • Keep a notepad everywhere (you get it don’t you?)
  • Voice record if you are incapable of writing on a notepad (eg. cartoon above)

Believe me, if you don’t write it, the idea may dissolve like early morning mist. Anyway, notepads are one of the fun writing tools. They come in all shapes, sizes, patterns, colours, formats, binding, shine, matte, bling, fabric and every writer loves them.

Go on. Get out there and find a new notepad. You won’t be sorry because your ideas will live.

Readers are the most important people to help books sell


Hi to my wonderful readers,

Kendwa's Secret, books, romance

Thank you, thank you, thank you. As most of you know, Kendwa’s Secret has finally been released. Yes, the prequel to The Zanzibar Moon is now available. Your love of the series couldn’t make me happier. If you are still yet to buy a copy but have expressed interest, why not get a copy as a holiday read. If you miss these holidays Christmas is not that far away either.

Here’s a little teaser from chapter one:

     …After Abi left, the wrangler jibed Kendwa. “You surprised me mate. Didn’t think you had it in ya.” He lifted his hand for a high-five.
Kendwa left him hanging. “My business and hers. None of yours,” he said, his jaw tight, facing the wrangler with a steely gaze. “You need to treat women with dignity and respect.”

     The wrangler took a step back, raising his hands. I’ll be. The young guy had more integrity than most grown men. The wrangler wasn’t scared of crocs, snakes, cattle or most blokes, for that matter. He decided young Kendwa was someone he didn’t want to cross.

Sales are going well for the first week. Thanks to word of mouth sales from those who read The Zanzibar Moon, we are off to a terrific start. I’ve already had to purchase another batch of books from my printer. Thank you to those who were eager to pick up their books so quickly. Readers recommending a book to other people is the greatest form of flattery to an author. If you loved either book please recommend it to your family and friends. It is extremely gratifying when I find a reader who was previously unknown to me. For me, writing books is about readership, not money. I’m happy for the book to be shared around by the original person who bought it. And, if you would like to post a review, you can use my Contact page or post on Facebook.

Copies can be bought at www.warmwittywords,com.au/bookstore or via Amazon, Booktopia, Amazon UK and other outlets worldwide. As always locals can arrange for pick up or delivery of signed books.

Kendwa's Secret Book Launch

The book launch will be held Saturday, October 27th at Currumbin Eagles RLFC, Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters. 3pm-9pm. Nibbles provided. Drinks at bar prices. EFTPOS available. Please RSVP by 20th October.

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