Hey all, So, between exams and work, I'm working through my story as quickly as I can and can happily say it looks worse and worse as I continue to edit (I've heard this is a good sign as I'm improving as a writer so noticing more errors) but at least I'm making progress and haven't … Continue reading Earthline Update-Character Building
Hey all, So today I'm going to be posting something slightly different to the usual reflection or writing advice. I'm going to be posting my (so far) experience of running an anthology project. So, as I mentioned in earlier posts, I am going to be published in a fantasy anthology soon of which all profits … Continue reading Away from writing
Hi all, I know it's been a REALLY long time (this feels like a post for a whole new blog) and I apologise for that. Life's been a little tough at the moment. A full-time job, a university degree and recent deaths in the family have destroyed any time I reserved for writing or blogging, … Continue reading Absences
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!