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Second Draft Bliss #writing #writers

A few weeks ago I made a life changing decision – to go back and finish writing what I had started last year. The quest for the ‘new story’ was becoming tiresome and I was drowning in new stories / WIPs. 360 more words


Give me back my adverbs!

Apparently one (of the many) signs that a manuscript is the work of a debut novelist in the liberal use of adverbs. Those fabulous words that end in ‘ly’ – angrily, lazily, happily, quickly, easily, wistfully, loudly – you get the picture. 234 more words


Writing a Novel: Second Draft Sample

A few weeks ago I presented the first draft of the opening scene of the Melvin Backbreaker story, based on the sample outline I wrote before. 1,569 more words


Taming the 'wild child'

Bestselling author Wendy Robertson calls it the ‘wild child’.

A good name, I think, for the impulse a writer draws on for the first draft of a new novel. 580 more words

Authorial Voice

The Trouble With Writing

I know, I know, I said I would get a prompt up on Friday. I ran out of time. Hush, now.

It’s Monday now, so it’s time to look at another reason why writing can be so gosh darn troubling. 223 more words

The Trouble With Writing

Breaking And Smashing Things

I am so excited. After my newest book editing/writing session, I edited about five pages and removed thirteen. Things like this happen in the second draft. 712 more words


Second Draft

Hello everyone hope you’re having a top week, one of the projects I’m working on at the moment is a short script for a contest and I’m very excited about it. 12 more words