google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: 2012-10-21

Friday, 26 October 2012

Follow Friday #47

Happy Friday everyone!
Yes, it’s that time of week again where bloggers unite to participate in the Follow Friday venture. The idea behind #FF is to promote traffic to your own blog, make new friends with other like-minded bloggers and discuss new and interesting topics each week.
Participating is simple. First you need to follow my blog because I’m totally awesome, then you can follow me on Twitter @kristyberridge (actually you don’t have to do this, it’s wishful thinking), but do follow my blog or assassins will get you …
Then you must follow our illustrious hosts Rachel of and Alison of If you want more details on how to enter your own blog in the follow and hop, all directions are on their webpages
Now, once you’ve followed, check out my answer to this week’s questions and don’t forget to leave a comment so I can do the right thing and follow you back!

This week's question: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form.

My answer: I can happily tick off the irritation box on all the things that the Ya Bookworm Blogger suggested on Parajunkee's blog. But for me, my biggest pet peeve is the injection of new information deemed convenient to keep the plot moving forward. 
For example a boy is just a boy, then suddenly he's a boy with the ability to time shift because it's convenient for this character to suddenly be somewhere else. Then suddenly this boy can shift time and shoot fireballs from his ass. I'm just saying, the injection of super powers or forgotten information into the story to resolve the unexplained is just plain annoying! Authors - consider your plot from beginning to end and don't leave loose ends unless it's a lead into the next novel!!
Gah, okay, said my piece. Have a super weekend.

Kristy :)

Monday, 22 October 2012

Photo Frenzy

Hey guys,
So as you know, I've moved back into my house again after a trying month of roof replacement, insulation installation and a total re-paint. I have to say that I'm stoked with the results but in some ways, terrified that with the approach of the summer season that yet another cyclone may decide to blow through Cairns and take my new roof as a souvenir.
On the upside, having to move everything out and stuff it into a shipping container in the front yard has ensured that the unloading procedure has started a chain of events motivating about a million ideas I'd spawned in the past but never bothered to execute. For instance, we've constructed a writing corner and book nook for me. All of my paintings have been hung with careful consideration, and the hubby now has his very own computer play area.
So, I won't drone on, I'm super busy at the moment organising my book signings and a few blog tours, so I thought I'd post you my photos (as promised). Try not to drool over my writing area!
Have a good one everyone,


Mid Construction (rear)

Mid Construction (Front)

My New Writing Area

Knick Knacks and Paintings
Original Rear of Property

Front Veranda

My New Internal Roof

New Roof & Painted Brickwork

Newly Decorated Kitchen