Category: My books

I’m (Finally) Back!

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In which I give a glimpse into what I’ve been up to, what I’m planning for the year, and probably also ramble a bit

Jozi Flash 2018 Cover Reveal!

Yesterday (30 June) we had our cover reveal party for the 2018 Jozi Flash anthology! Held at The Silver Teaspoon in Randburg, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, feasting like hobbits and writing away at our various projects. At midday came the big moment —… Continue Reading “Jozi Flash 2018 Cover Reveal!”

Fiction Excerpt: “All the Things I Forgot”

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The plane’s wreckage had been there since I was a boy. It had aged as the windblown sands scoured it and the sun bleached it like the bones of a long-dead animal. I was told never to go near it, that it was haunted… Continue Reading “Fiction Excerpt: “All the Things I Forgot””

Writing Wednesday: “Ruon Chronicles”, “Porselein”, and “All the Things I Forgot”

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I’m back from my birthday long weekend (during which I tried to do as much writing or at least planning as possible). Because thank you, headcold.  Here’s what I’m currently busy with and some exciting news for the release of All the Things I… Continue Reading “Writing Wednesday: “Ruon Chronicles”, “Porselein”, and “All the Things I Forgot””

Jozi Flash Anthology Update & Downloads

It’s been a while since posting an update about the 2018 Jozi Flash Anthology; mainly because the universe decided to give most of us working on it a few kicks. And punches. Something like the printer scene from Office Space.

My Current Writing Research Sources

I thought that it might be interesting to show the type of books and sources I use for research and to up my writing game. These are not all of the books and sources I use, mind you. But they do give an idea… Continue Reading “My Current Writing Research Sources”

December Writing Update: Fiction and Podcasts

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As such, I am hoping to do some proper writing (well, fiction writing) and reading during that week…

November update 2: fiction, non-fiction, and courses

Can you believe it’s almost December? (Of course, Black Friday is still looming in front of me and, with it, the fear that I will actually have to go to the shops sometime on Friday, but I digress.) I really feel like I’ve been… Continue Reading “November update 2: fiction, non-fiction, and courses”

Writing Research: Victorian-era Mental Asylums

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One of the characters in the novel Porselein is in a type of asylum – which leads me to research the topic (seeing as what I already know is probably just enough to let me get it completely wrong).

Shards of Mirrors now on Noisetrade!

Shards of Mirrors by Carin Marais now on Noisetrade

Shards of Mirrors is a collection of 16 flash fiction pieces by Carin Marais. Get your copy on Noisetrade!