Category Archives: Writing

Disaster has struck. Perhaps.

So, that book I had finished and was going to leave alone for a while before editing. Weeeellll, I knew there were a couple of scenes that were missing and that needed to be added for continuity. I didn’t need … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning, I’m not sure.

Nine years ago, I think, I decided that I would write a book.  I don’t remember the day exactly, but I suspect I would have been in England and that I had walked around a couple of bookshops, seens thousands … Continue reading

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More plot holes than plot

I read Stephen King’s outstanding “On Writing” in a single sitting a couple of weeks ago, a truly excellent tool for those learning (do you  ever not learn?) the craft. Part auto biography part instructional missive, it set out the … Continue reading

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Running before I can crawl?

Speak to my agent! A phrase seen on television or in the films by starlets flouncing off to their trailer. Whatever that actually means, At over 60,000 words into a book, thoughts idly turned last night to what I’m going … Continue reading

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Note to self

When you drag a book out of your long since forgotten folder to continue the writing process, may I be so bold as to offer a tip? An unpublished author, nay, someone who hasn’t even managed the task of finishing … Continue reading

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How to write a novel.

Since I’ve pulled a few of my forthcoming masterpieces from the dim recesses of my hard drive, I’ve been writing. Like a beaver building his dam, I’ve become obsessed with it. I’m scribbling on my notebook in the office, then … Continue reading

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On writing

Nothing to do with the wonderous work by Stephen King about the craft he has earned his living with, but about my inadequacies in the same. After almost two years I went back to books that were hidden away in … Continue reading

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And so last night …..

After an electronic boot up the arse I dusted off my laptop, downloaded Scrivener after having loooong since used up the free 30 day trial and wrote a few words on one of the dozen or so unfinished books hidden … Continue reading

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