Tag Archives: fiction

How to Fit Writing In

So, you’re busy. Maybe you’re working a forty hour week. I know a lot of you will be doing more than that. Fifty? What about a sixty hour week? How many fingers am I holding up? Now who has parents … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors #4

I’m back with another snippet for this WEWRIWA (Weekend Writing Warriors) thing. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors! This scene is from right near the … Continue reading

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Writing Characters

I’ve been thinking a lot more about characters as I edit, because it’s one thing I can probably never refine enough. Here are the points that I’m really focussing on with mine these days. (Pic kind of unrelated by the … Continue reading

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Good Characters, Sporting Events, and where the hell did that weekend go?

So, another Monday, and the final weeks until Babytime are upon us. Tecccchnically it’s a long weekend, but I had a half-day last week so I figure I’ve already taken my day off. Last week also contained the bizarre moment of … Continue reading

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Lea-ving… on a jet-plane!

So uh, I’ve got a nineteen-hour flight ahead of me today. Yep, I’m heading to the USA for work, so I’ll have many hours of sitting to look at my novel rewrite. With time differences I arrive about fifty minutes after … Continue reading

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Put the pen down…

Seems the best course of action when you’ve just printed out some two hundred and thirty double sided A4 pages of manuscript is to just read through them. Sure, you can make a few brief red pen notes here and … Continue reading

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THE END. 126,659 words, and I’ve finished re-write 2

Oh wow. Oh wowwie wow. I flipping did it. BOOIASHAKKAMOTHERF… ahem. I am quite excited about this. So now what? I guess probably get some sleep for a day or two, and then start editing. I’m thinking I’ll need to … Continue reading

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It’s the Final Countdown! Dededehduhh! Dededehdehduh…

And now that song is in your head. You’re welcome. So last night I had the opportunity to take a break from writing, and consume delicious whiskey. I consider it a kind of reward for finishing the second last chapter, and getting … Continue reading

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Scrambling towards “The End.”

I’m on the home stretch of the rewrite now, people! Nearly at the end of the second last chapter, 394 pages, 119,600 words in, and I’m scribbling my way towards the end (again). Re-write number two is nearing completion! After this I … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors (#3)

I’m back with another snippet for this WEWRIWA (Weekend Writing Warriors) thing. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors! In this scene, we see our heroes do a mad … Continue reading

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