Hi all, So, a couple of posts ago, I mentioned that I was outlining a story for the first time after learning a pretty harsh lesson about outlining from my struggles with editing Earthline. So, without further ado, here is my experience of outlining from my first attempt at it. It required so much more attention than … Continue reading My outlining experience and NEW DIARY!
Hey all, I know, it's been tapped on and debated by many who are WAY more qualified than me in books and works of literature as a whole. But, hey, I'll offer my opinion anyway and it's a very simple straightforward one. Writers MUST read... but not JUST read. To clarify what I mean, I … Continue reading Writers read: Important books and my thoughts on why writers must be readers.
Hey all, So, today I was just going through editing Earthline when, as usual, more and more issues were jumping out at me. Alot of them are part and parcel of editing the second draft of a novel, but, there are moments when I can't help but put my head in my hands in frustration at … Continue reading Earthline Diary #9- Outlining lessons learnt
So, to those of you who regularly read these diaries, you'll know that I was having some serious issues with the plot of my novel in that it was literally impossible, and, more importantly, it was incredibly disheartening. Now though, I'm happy to say that I titled this post 'RELIEF' for a reason as the … Continue reading Earthline Diary #8- RELIEF!
Hi everyone, So as I've written over the past few years I've heard more and more about 'showing vs telling' and, I'll be honest with you, it stumped me for a long time. I don't know why looking back on it. The concept seems incredibly dense and confusing but it really isn't. However, it IS … Continue reading Showing vs Telling
Hey all, So I've recently been working on my Earthline novel, something that I've not had too much time for recently. It was at this point as I was happily editing that I began to notice a couple of glaring issues with my plot. These issues were so glaring I had to put down my laptop … Continue reading Earthline diary #7-plot issues and the contemplation of failure…
This is a relief post. To anyone who regularly reads my blogs this won't come as a surprise, I've had a tough month. I lost my uncle, university work got the better of me, all my works in progress were put on hold, I lost my short story thanks to a crappy computer and then … Continue reading FINALLY!
Hey all, So, I promised a new diary and here it is, so I'll start off with the obvious statement; Getting back into re-writing/editing is the WORST, especially with the amount of time I've been away from it. Juggling multiple WIP's has never been my strong point but, luckily, my method of writing a story … Continue reading Earthline diary #6 and my take on modern fantasy writing.
Hey everyone, Sorry for my lack of posting, I know it's been a while, but as you may be able to see from the title of this post I have alot of updates to give you all. So let's get started on the good ones. Firstly, my anthology first draft is finally fully typed up … Continue reading UPDATES!
This may be one of the few things in this world that I hate almost as much as editing: Research. Before taking my writing more seriously I never could have, in my WILDEST DREAMS, believed I would end up researching some of the topics I've needed to over the years and I absolutely despise the … Continue reading Researching the craft: Researching topics, information and writing itself