Category Archives: The Dead Pete Society

I’m reading it!


#amreading #amrevising

Hello all! Sam here!

This is a rather short one, but I’m pretty caught up in my job right now and am on my way out the door.


On Plot Bunnies and WIPs


Sam here. 🙂

Hey all!

So the other day, someone in my local writing group asked in a rather frustrated manner how some of us writing veterans deal with all of the plot bunnies. And then someone else asked if they should save the second half of their novel for next year’s NaNoWriMo (the answer to that is a resounding ‘NO’).

Naturally we responded by discussing the nature of plot bunnies and the large number of Works in Progress (WIPs) that we each have. As a treat to you, I’m going to discuss these topics in the video and write about my WIPs in this blog post. Before we get to that, note that the titles I’ve provided are a silly working titles and I’m not sold on the titles yet, but the files have to have names.


  • A Shiny for Trick (complete, 17K words)
  • The Blood of Nerys (in Beta, 79K words)
  • Achillea (revising, 95%, 120K words)
  • Sequel to Achillea (25%, 30K words)
  • Sequel to sequel of Achillea (unstarted)
  • A Con of Mages (?%, 2K words)
  • Windcursed (20%, 19K words)
  • Angrad (?%, 1K words)
  • Empress 10%, 8K words)
  • Fever Dream (50%, 40K words)
  • I Will Destroy You (?%, 16 words)
  • I Wish [Labyrinth Fanfic] (15%, 3K words)
  • Meridell [Neopets Fanfic] (20%, 3K words)
  • Monarch (?%, 2K words)
  • The Strange Courtship of Life and Death (?%, 1K words)
  • Toast (?%, 70 words)
  • Wimzee (?%, 3K)
  • [Radial Series] (Unstarted)


Panderp and Sam


Well. I’m not going to lie, guys. This video ended up being way longer than we intended. BUT. It’s REALLY funny. So I’ll set it up in such a way that you can skip to where you want to go (like chapters). Each topic is about 8 minutes. 🙂

  1. Introduction (0:00-4:08)
  2. Getting Into Character (4:09-10:10)
  3. Animals as Characters (10:11-18:39)
  4. Being Evil (18:40-26:53)
  5. Fight Scenes (26:54-35:00)
  6. Personal Effects (35:01-42:15)
  7. Antagonists (42:16-51:02)
  8. Closing Statements (51:03-end)



#amwriting #NaNoWriMo

In this one I discuss some of the things I’ve done to prepare for NaNo, and what my writing schedule looks like for the next few monts. Also, Heike and Lyda Take the Cake.

This is the reading that I promised. It’s a non-canon silly adventure from the Achillea-verse. I tend to talk a little fast, but I’m not a bad reader if I do say so myself. 🙂 I hope you enjoy!

#Halloween is here. I #AmWriting AND I #amreading!


Hello all! I’m back up to my regular pace in the writing sphere, which is an awesome thing! Back after last year’s NaNoWriMo, I was so absorbed in trying to understand the publishing process and getting my book published that I became disenchanted with the business in general. I lost my spark for writing, and it’s taken quite a long time to recover. I’m finally writing nearly every day again, and it feels wonderful!

Here’s the cover of Frankie’s book. I’d classify it as a sci-fi thriller with heavy elements of psychology and horror. There’s a link for it on the blog, but you can find it on Amazon and Smashwords. 🙂 Go buy it. Seriously. I’m not just saying that because she’s my friend. It’s a rare book that makes me chew on my fingers and keep turning pages like “OMG, that’s so disturbing!”


And, as promised, here’s a link to my Wiselike:

Sam’s Wiselike Q & A

Ask me anything! Thought about writing, but aren’t sure what you’re doing? Need a second opinion on a writing idea? Want some feedback? Curious about what I’m writing, or have any questions for me about my process? Want to know anything more personal? Ask away!

I don’t believe you need an account to ask a question.

Well, that’s it for me! Hope you enjoyed the Poop Hat. ^_^

Second Update in a Day!



So I was talking on Skype with Sam and my writing group, The Dead Pete Society, and had a brainwave. It is the holiday September weekend here in the UK and I have a wine mixed with some alcoholic Ginger Beer (I stalled on what it was as I almost said the makers name! )….yeah…
I hope you enjoy!!


Write for Yourself!


In this video, I discuss how I’m finally, finally, finally back to being myself again, and why it’s AWESOME.

Also, I talk about how knowing your characters turns writing into a piece of cake!!!

Oh, and an update about my wrists! Spoiler alert: I get to keep writing.

Got Mah Groove Back!


So I’m writing again. 7000 words today so far. 😀 Something seems to be working.

#Blog Upgrades!

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Special Guest Panderp: Weekend Warriors


I have a special surprise for you today! Jori came over for a weekend. I had most of it off (1pm on Friday through Monday morning!), so I made it my goal to completely finish this revision by work on Monday. Spoiler alert: I didn’t manage to do it. I’m partway through Chapter 12 (of 17). The good news is that I’m at 133K. THIS IS TOTALLY HAPPENING!

Also, if you ever get that random urge to keyboard smash while wearing a stupid hat… don’t. I nearly lost 4K of story today by being an idiot. I was like, “How crazy would I look if I just went nuts on this keyboard right now wearing this goofy ass hat?” Visual aid:


Jori and I laughed our asses off this past weekend. And, since she was still here and I needed to make a video for you, I invited her to join me for it. Hilarity ensued. Enjoy the video!

Jori on Twitter: @jor_jor51


That Etsy shop (If Heike DID cross stitch, she’d totally do this):

An example: