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Editing Begins!

I’ve officially finished the rough draft of my first chapter. And I mean the very, very rough; nobody should read this; I’d be embarrassed if anyone ever got their hands on this copy. 272 more words


The Writer Rebels : The Writer Chronicles (1)

There was once a despairing Writer, who hadn’t written a word in years. She sat in her swivel chair, facing her desk and stared blankly at the blank screen in front of her. 440 more words


Nobody cares that it's called a 'poop deck'.

If you’ve read any of my recent posts, you are aware that I’m having an epic and very public fight with chapter 10. I’ve drafted it twice and was getting ready to rewrite it for a third time before I handed it over to my wife. 506 more words

Novel Writing

The Power of Storytelling

As I mentioned in an earlier post I am reading The Seventh Thunder by Larry Brooks. I don’t normally discuss the books I read because I’ve geared this blog more toward crime related topics and not book reviews. 1,605 more words

Novel Writing

Brain is Out to Lunch

Decided to take two weeks off of writing. I’m one week in, and it’s only now that those writing muscles are starting to relax.

First few days I didn’t know what to do with myself. 220 more words


Finding Answers with the Right Questions

Yesterday I burbled purple paisley prose all over the page and, in trying to answer the question “Why do I Blog?”, only managed to come up with a lame sort of “I don’t know.”  but I also referenced Douglas Adams’ answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything which turned out to be  753 more words



What have I learnt on a writer’s ‘second act’ journey? Writing fiction is a process. You pick up things along the way, remember what tutors have said, and apply yourself to work. 209 more words