I haven't posted for a couple of weeks and that's because I've been making pretty solid progress on my second book (still no title.) So why am I writing a blog post now? Has book 2 has come grinding to a halt? Well, to quote the great philosopher of our time, Reverend Lovejoy. "Short answer, yes … Continue reading Writing focus – Single project or Occasional Diversion?
As a thirteen year old, Adam had recently had something of an epiphany when it came to the word fuck. He’d said fuck at primary school, of course, but he understood now that he'd used it crudely and clumsily. Even in the first year of secondary school, his use of fuck had been poor, showing off … Continue reading The Joy of Fuck – Writing Sweary Characters
Last week, I finished my first novel and as I wrote here, it was not a massive success. The pacing was as confused as a sloth in a Ferrari and character motivation had the consistency of custard. In fact, at just 59,000 words it's probably not even a novel but hell, it's longer than The Great … Continue reading Book 2 – This time it’s intelligible
NaNoWriMo - if that looks like a whole bunch of meaningless letters, then you're in pretty much the same position I was 6 weeks ago. I expect however, that most of you are far less ignorant than me and are fully aware that NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, an annual event that occurs every … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – My Experiences