K. D. Muir Blog

Elders and Betters. 4

Elders and Betters.

When I left New Zealand more than ten years ago I left with something not knowing its true value. That something was the relationship I had built with my grandparents. You see I am...

‘The Rugby Blanket’ …an update. 1

‘The Rugby Blanket’ …an update.

When blogging I’ve spent most of my time trying to find some topic to comment on or some tip that I have picked up during my time writing. Recently, with little time, I haven’t...

“Only a Tramp” by Nora Toye 7

“Only a Tramp” by Nora Toye

I have been given permission to reproduce a 500 word submission to the Auckland Star which was written by my maternal grandmother some eighty four years ago. This year marks the century of Nora...

What’s in a Name? 13

What’s in a Name?

My lack of posting is fairly embarrassing, however I’ve good reason. I’m a changed man. I left for a fishing weekend to County Cork as a young and spritely thirty-something Kerry Muir. I have...

The “Indie” 500. 0

The “Indie” 500.

The attention that I give to my writing is intense but it occurs within set small windows of time. Having children around dictates this to a large degree. For example, I will probably give...

Killing the Protagonist 0

Killing the Protagonist

Warning: Spoiler’ish and a tad dark. So I would be willing to guess most writers have no trouble ‘killing’ in their work. Whether that be secondary or lesser characters or whether the antagonist gets...

We Could Be Villains 4

We Could Be Villains

The Olympics are over!! It’s a bit of a relief for me. I’ve been so distracted by them at times, that my blog entries had literally dried up. I barely had time to tweet...

The Population of Your Novel 2

The Population of Your Novel

My latest writing adventure involves, at most, two major characters and it has me wondering about the way writers populate their novels. I haven’t, as yet, started a work with the entire population of...

Only Lord Knows 7

Only Lord Knows

I don’t always comment on current events but the recent death of Jon Lord has got me thinking about all things Rock ‘N’ Roll. Well it’s got me thinking about the formative years of...

Diving In 1

Diving In

So here’s a swimming analogy for ya… I’m standing at the edge of a pool. It’s not the warmest day but it’s heating up. I’ve already dipped the toes in. The water’s f&%$ing freezing....