All writers have those milestones in their career that stick in the memory. The first time you actually finish a manuscript or a draft. That one alone suddenly moves you out of the “I’ve got a great idea for a book” category into the realm of a writer. There are many dubious stats but I’m… Continue reading Those exciting milestones
Apologies to those of you who don’t read Harry Potter, but I am father to three boys, aged 4, 8 and 11 so it is common currency in our house. Thinking about the series of books (and films, etc.) I realised something. By the end of the book, a lot of things that were axiomatic… Continue reading Burning down Hogwarts!
Well, I’m doing something quite tricky here, I’m reading a book about plotting (Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell) and I’m still writing my novel. It’s similar to painting a picture and reading a book on how to paint in between times. I can already see differences in how I work. The reason that… Continue reading Still writing
>I’ve been thinking over the past few days and I think I’ve worked what I’m not happy about in my main book that I’m writing. So I’ve amended a bit and now it feels much more natural and “right” so I’m making progress again. Hopefully I’ll finish the Dark Age section and that’ll be about… Continue reading >Past the block