Welcome to my writing blog!

Hi!   I'm Rose and I hail from Liverpool, UK.

This place gathers together my thoughts and ideas about my writing projects - and any progress that might be in danger of being made!

I've been a reader all my life and have toyed with the idea of writing my own book for almost as long but began to treat this seriously in 2001.   Now it's time to go further and actually create something other people really want to read!

My favourite authors (in no particular order) are Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis and Tad Williams.   I mostly write sci-fi/fantasy (is there even a difference, anymore?) but I'd be willing to turn my hand to just about anything.

I think self-publishing is the likeliest way to see my name in print but who knows?   Maybe there's a publisher out there who just can't wait to get their hands on me!

Writing projects

I have a fanfiction account under the name of Rosa Heartlily. I still dabble in fanfiction (in which the author takes an established group of characters and writes new situations for them) but recently my attention has turned more to original work.   Most recently, I took part in the Where I Belong challenge.

Sin I've also written a comic script for Awesome Storm Justice 41 - episode 15 is mine!   Really loved seeing my written words become the pictures I'd imagined.   I'd love to do something original but I need a willing artist.

Since 2002, I've taken part in  National Novel Writing Month  (NaNoWriMo) seven times and completed the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days five times. So, I have five manuscripts on my PC collecting virtual dust and waiting for some love and attention.   I did decide to take a fresh look at my 2007 Nano, which has a working title of 'Today is not a day for heroes', but I've turned my attention to short stories, instead (see the 'NaNoWriMo with a twist' link on the right for further info).

Some links!

You Write On

You Write On is a writers' support website.   Review other writers' work then submit a chapter or story of your own and other writers will review it.


Fanfiction.net is the home of all things fanfiction.   Fanfiction takes a group of established characters (from a book, a film or video game) and gives them a new adventure to enjoy.   Whatever your fandom, there are probably fanfics written about it!   You can find me there...

Shotgun Honey

Shotgun Honey is an on-line magazine for lovers of crime/noir fiction.   All the stories are short (as in 700 words short!) but they're all worth a read.   Submit a story and the editors will decide whether or not to publish.