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Characters Behaving Badly

Right, this is going to have to be a quick blog because I’ve very nearly almost finished the first draft of my new book, The Silvergreen Sea, and I need to get back to it just as soon as I can to write the final scenes. 278 more words

Creative Writing

Just where should I begin... ?

Around Chapter 6 of my-adventure-in-writing-my-first-novel, it became clear I had not started my story in the right place and time.  My MC  (main character) has developed quite a bit, thanks to lessons I have learned along the way, and I can see I have made a miss-step or two…or three… okay, way north of a dozen… in introducing the reader to my little world. 784 more words

Writing The Book

Sweet Love

Not many days have passed since I started loving her

Not many days have passed since I started missing her

The first day I met her we became friends casually… 154 more words


Numb Bum

I need a better chair. Or, at the very least, I should get a cushion. On an off, I spent about 8 hours working on the book today and as I write this my poor bum is almost entirely without feeling. 392 more words


Three Dirty Birds on The First Read-Through

We’re over at Ana’s blog, talking about what we do after we’ve finished our first draft, and what James Scott Bell recommends.


The Road to Being Published

Another Wednesday, another update. I’ve gotten to where I love these.

Days of the Kill is still with the beta readers. I haven’t gotten any feedback yet, so I’m still waiting on them. 329 more words


Martha's Tale (Part II)

Conn was certainly nothing like the physical specimen of manhood that Sean Cavan had been, and he lasted less than three years after his wedding to Martha. 1,137 more words

First Draft