The Cabin

NEW PORTION IN BOLD Join us for a progressive writing experiment! Laura from  and Simon from Planet Simon came up with the idea that we work together on a story ‘seed’ and let it out into the blogoshpere she has begun the story with only a few paragraphs and a title, I’ve added a littleContinue reading “The Cabin”

The Cabin

Join us for a progressive writing experiment! I have begun the story with only a few paragraphs and a title. Let’s see where this goes! Laura, guest writer from She put her face upwards and let the warm water of the shower run over, into her hair, down her body, and around her feet.Continue reading “The Cabin”


A while ago I had  been trying to get some great blogging writers to guest post here on Planet Simon and last week I got a great surprise Ari Meglen sent me a surprise guest post. I was dead chuffed! Ari runs the #MerryWriters tag game on Twitter which is really useful to meet otherContinue reading “WHY OTHER WRITERS ARE YOUR FRIENDS…AND NOT YOUR COMPETITION”

Fictioneering and creating worlds

In the world of writing especially in science fiction and fantasy, creating world that are different and interesting can be a challenge that can yield great rewards. The whole idea is to do something different, wonderful, terrible something that gives the story and the characters within it the right setting for their adventures. What kindContinue reading “Fictioneering and creating worlds”

What’s Fictioneering and where does it come from?

Fictioneering is a term I thought up when I was trying to think of a way to describe the process of creating fictional characters, worlds, and concepts that can be used in my story telling. While I thought it up in my own mind I was gutted to find it was already in use. ButContinue reading “What’s Fictioneering and where does it come from?”

GP: The power of writing simply by Simon Farnell

Originally posted on Author Ari Meghlen Official Website:
This week’s guest poster is my friend and writer Simon Farnell, who is discussing the power of writing simply.  Enjoy! Months back when Ari was looking for guest post writers I volunteered to write a guest post for her. For some strange reason, Ari thought this was…

Manic Monday – AGAIN!

So here we are at another Monday and things have been happening here on Planet Simon, decisions have been made and things have been created. Writing has been going on behind the scenes and more… I’ve been toying with the idea of another site specifically for my writing / authoring brand, for now I’ve decidedContinue reading “Manic Monday – AGAIN!”

Manic Monday and Madness on Planet Simon

This to me sums up Sunday… Unfortunately alcohol does not ease the pain – it makes it worse when the day finally comes! There is a whole week ahead of us of challenges and things that can go right or wrong. Let’s hope more right than wrong eh? Last week I didn’t get my wholeContinue reading “Manic Monday and Madness on Planet Simon”

Leaping the Void

I’ve not done a blog battle for a while, so for a bit of fun I thought I would take part this time and see how it goes. The weeks theme is Darkness. Leaping the Void: The darkness was enveloping her mind and vision. Overloaded with the sensations of sounds and the crippling force thatContinue reading “Leaping the Void”

Mad Manic Monday on Planet Simon

This is the first chance I’ve had to post today – the writing tool has been down for a bit which has added to the mad manics of my usual Monday. Some of this however is self inflicted… let me explain. For some time I’ve been spending too long on writing my first work ofContinue reading “Mad Manic Monday on Planet Simon”