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Writing Treasure Hunt – To Pulp, or not to Pulp?

This here Writing Treasure Hunt is going to be a recurring segment, where I find hidden (writing-related) booty to plunder, and share it with ye. Yarrrrr! The treasure I’ve unearthed this time around is a post about a post about a tutorial… Itttt’s more … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors #6

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 not long after … Continue reading

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Why Writing your Synopsis in Excel is Excellent

Here is a screenshot of a short section of my story synopsis. Mmmm tasty spreadsheets. If, like me, you are attempting to edit a godawful-sonnova-dogdamned draft, one that you wrote over a series of years, and you’re onto your forty-thousandth draft with no … Continue reading

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400 words a day…

Reading “A Slip of the Keyboard” has reminded me of a goal I used to hold myself to: 400 words a day as a kind of minimum, inspired by Terry Pratchett’s own self-imposed goal from his noob-writer days. I think … Continue reading

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I need a writing cave. A grotto. A… tent?

Or a teepee. Pretty much anything really (although an Igloo might not work in this climate). I just need something to get my creative self out of the house and into a work-conducive environment. I’ve been inspired by seeing Chuck’s … Continue reading

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Test Reader Comments Back! Plenty to do, but no disasters

So, my fantastic alpha reader (love you, mum) has just gotten back to me with her thoughts on the first sixteen chapters (about a quarter of the current length. VERDICT: 1st 9 chapters = great! The others = not so … 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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Writing as a Superpower

Originally posted on Coffee. Write. Repeat.:
Superhero movies are everywhere right now. Spiderman, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, you name it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch stories about often ordinary people becoming larger than life and saving the world?…

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Cover Art Uncovered

Hurrah! Hurray! Cover art for Last Resort is done! This was drawn and coloured by the uber talented comic book artist, Seijun, and is a dark, broody piece. I’m pretty stoked about it. Makes me want to finish editing and … Continue reading

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I Just Really Don’t Need These Words

So, I had a few moments over the last week when I wanted to work on the novel. I really did. It’s just that I’ve got as much work to do at 10pm as I had at 7am, and the baby … Continue reading

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