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Still munching away on this elephant

Quick check-in to note something positive: I’m still in this! My writing is still getting done, albeit slowly, and every day I inch closer to my goal of a manuscript that (hopefully) won’t burn a beta-reader’s eyes right out of … Continue reading

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How to Find the Fat in My Manuscript?

I “think” I’ve finally worked this out, so it’s a good time to share. For any writer who’s stuck looking at their thousandth draft, and unsure where to begin cutting, this one’s for you. The synopsis that I’d been writing, summarizing … Continue reading

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Three Act Structure, and why my second act might be the problem…

So a few months back my alpha reader (hi mum!) had a look over the first sixteen chapters or so, and told me some things. The first 9 chapters or so were great, but then it started to… nothing. It … Continue reading

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Put the pen down…

FOREWORD: This is a post I actually saved as a draft on my phone more than half a year ago, but never got around to posting. I was expecting the arrival of my daughter at the time, and had just … Continue reading

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My blogging has been on a hiatus. My writing has very nearly been on one. The word hiatus, only slightly recombobulated (and with a bit of “e”), says “I hate us.” That makes me sad, because I don’t hate us … 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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