NaNoWriMo - The Postmordem

What does it look like to be crushed by an idea you embraced with such excitement and enthusiasm in its buildup? I think the picture that follows can sum up my response. 451 more words


Writer's Software: To Use or Not to Use

It is my biggest dream in life, right now, to finish and publish my memoir. I wrote the draft several years ago and have worked on it off and on since. 621 more words


Plotting is at an end!

The story is back!

Oh such happy days. I’ve started an excel sheet to keep track of my writing – I want to do 1000 words a day. 187 more words


January 2016

Belated welcome to the new year. If you follow me on facebook, twitter or here, you will know it’s been a while since I blogged. So here is my January update on the happenings of my life. 479 more words


Chapter 98 - Tackling a Draft

Finishing the first draft of a novel comes with such a mix of emotions it can be hard to figure out what to do next. Here’s one plan of action, one which I’m currently using on my draft. 979 more words


Hello Novel, Long Time

So today I opened my novel for the first time since November. After National Novel Writing Month ended I meant to just take a break, but then the holidays happened and I stopped writing. 84 more words


Slinging slang into your styling

I’ve always been dubious about using slang in writing.

Slang has to be one of the trickest things to write. Done well, it gives the material a sense of up-to-the-minute modernity – it adds colour and an authentic feel, if that’s what you’re after. 356 more words