Blogiversary by Iris Carden This coming Wednesday, this blog will turn one year old. On the first of February last year, I closed down the three previous blogs, I’d worked on for a decade. One was about lupus awareness, one about pets, and one about creative writing. My vision was for a single blog, in…… Continue reading Blogiversary

The Week in Review

The Week in Review by Iris Carden What I’ve Written Sunday: Questions I finished the Orsinius Wishlet stories quite neatly, I thought, then I started to wonder. Could Ariana, Orsinius and their friends just get on with their lives? Or would another adventure inevitably find them? Monday: Bloody Mary The strange tale of Rachael, who…… Continue reading The Week in Review


Questions blog post by Iris Carden A couple of days ago I finished writing Aftermath and thought that neatly finished Orsinius Wishlet and his friends’ series of stories. I thought I was going to put them aside for ever. Between writing and publishing the story, though, I started to wonder about that. Certainly, they’ve saved…… Continue reading Questions

The Week in Review

The Week in Review Sunday: From Pantser to Planner I used to write by the seat of my pants. Since publishing weekly on this blog, I’ve learned the value of a plan. Monday: Trouble Orsinius Wishlet has unexpected house guests. Things are not going well. Tuesday: Ransom Lady Justice has gone to pay the ransom…… Continue reading The Week in Review

The Week in Review

The Week in Review What I’ve Written Sunday: Merry Christmas Christmas greetings (and a gift) for my readers. Monday: Boxing Day The strange tale of Betty who found a mysterious card while cleaning up the Christmas mess. Tuesday: Wine Your friendly local funeral director is unexpectedly busy over Christmas. Wednesday: The Twelve Days of COVID…… Continue reading The Week in Review

The Old-Fashioned Way

The Old-Fashioned Way by Iris Carden I saw a post on Twitter the other day. Someone was boasting they wrote, illustrated and published a book all in one weekend. How did they achieve that? They used artificial intelligence. One AI program wrote the book and another illustrated it. All the “author” provided was an idea.…… Continue reading The Old-Fashioned Way