Romantic Suspense and Romantic Adventure Author

Category: Fiction

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Wummin

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Wummin

    It’s the first TiS of May, so I thought I’d ease us in with a nice easy one. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Dinnae

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Dinnae

    This week’s word is super easy. I had a different word in mind for today, but the snippet was full of spoilers 😬 And, as I can’t search for just italics in Scrivener, I thought I’d cheat and go with a nice easy one. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Eariwig

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Eariwig

    For the longest time, I had no idea that this week’s word wasn’t English. One of its meanings is the same as its English counterpart–earwig. But there is another meaning in Scots (and quite possibly Northumbrian), which you’ll find in the example below. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • What I’m Reading 15th April

    What I’m Reading 15th April

    Woohoo! I managed to carve out some time to read last week–a nice change to previous weeks where I’d had little to no time set aside. This week, I’ve decided to go with just one book as I’ve upped my writing output, and it’s turning my brain to sausage.

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Gie’s

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Gie’s

    After yesterday’s mammoth writing session, I was contemplating writing this post tomorrow to give my poor hands a break. But, I had a quick look through what I was writing over the last week, and today’s word jumped out at me. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • What I’m Reading 8th April

    What I’m Reading 8th April

    It’s been another week of little reading time, but I did manage to squeeze some time in! I finished reading A Spy’s Guide to Taking Risks by John Braddock, and it was a fascinating read. Spread over the chapters is the tale of Braddock’s first time travelling to a meet in alias. At first, it […]

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Sma

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Sma

    Hi everyone! Let’s start April off with a nice easy Scots word. There are a surprising amount of things today’s word means, but in the context of the snippet, the meaning I’m going for is obvious–well, I’m pretty confident that it is. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • What I’m Reading 1st April

    What I’m Reading 1st April

    I can’t believe it’s been three weeks since I shared my latest reads. But, to be honest, all of my reading plans went out the window. Well, not out the window; they just went so slow that I had to re-read chapters to remember what happened in the days since I’d last read. I go […]

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Wean

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Wean

    This week’s word is another one that might require a pronunciation explainer. Last week I explained that ae sounds like the English ay in bay/say/hay. The ea in wean sounds exactly the same. Here’s the snippet… (unedited first draft)

  • Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Naewey

    Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Naewey

    The spelling of this week’s word might make it a bit difficult to pronounce, as vowels in Scots don’t sound the same as they do in English. A good example is the word wash. In Scots, wash rhymes with rash/cash/mash. And onto today’s word. The letters ae sound like the ay you find in hay/bay/say, […]