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I'd Rather Write a Novel than a Summary of that Novel

I’m at it again. One of my most frustrating times of the year. Writing the dreaded “blurb” that will become the back of my novel or the description on Amazon or just the pitch that I’ll use with reviewers. 430 more words

Indie Author

Taking stock of my work, plus a little break.

I penned the rest of chapter twelve tonight, and having done so I skimmed over my work and took stock of what I’ve achieved so far. 242 more words

Novel Writing

Love Thy Brother®

This post will be a bit of a departure for me. Those of you who are regular readers or who have popped in once or twice to see what I have to say will know that I usually talk about my middle grade novel. 429 more words


Finishing the Wheels of Stone (I finished my novel...Yay!)

I finished a novel today.  I reached Canto One Hundred and Eighteen (I inexplicably call chapters cantos and pretend that they are really parts of an epic poem or story-song).   209 more words

The truth is there for the asking

WordPress Daily Writing Prompt:
Truth serum: You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) – and what questions would you ask? 538 more words

Creative Writing

Chapter two first draft

Here’s Chapter Two of my first novel, in which we meet Cora, Bentley’s very best mate in the whole wide world.  As always, leave comments, suggestions etc. 933 more words


Generate Nerve-Shredding Story Tension---Power of the Secret-Keeper

It’s tempting for us to create “perfect” protagonists and “pure evil” antagonists, but that’s the stuff of cartoons, not great fiction. Every strength has an array of corresponding weaknesses, and when we understand these soft spots, generating conflict becomes easier. 1,364 more words


stephanie-l-dockery reblogged this on The Night Owl's Guide to Reading and commented:

Great reminders here... What do you think? Are you a secret-keeper?  - sld