Last week I posted an article, saying my dream is over. It was click bate I wanted to get people to think I had given up writing. If you read the article it refers to me being a tennis star. The article worked my traffic to my blog increased it was the best day this […]Read more "The dream isn’t really over"
Now there is a bit of irony here as I was thinking about this before I put my right hand out of action. I don’t know where I about read the idea, it’s not mine so I apologise for not crediting it. There is a great deal to be said for writing your first draft […]Read more "Advise from an unpublished Author – Writing by hand"
O.K. that was a bit of a lie. I’ve not completely finished. What I have done is finished the re-write/edit. When I started, it was a mere slip of a thing with 63K words now it has a mammoth 98K bulging (I hope) with sub plots, read herrings and hints of what’s to come. So, […]Read more "I’ve finally finished my book!"
I have another prompt for this week. I had a bad night on Saturday and had to take the strong tablets and had a very odd dream; “That door wasn’t there before!” The rules, well guidelines; It can be about anything you like You can treat it as a one sentence, 100 words or 500-word […]Read more "It’s Wednesday – It’s writing prompt time!"
I was inspired to write this article as a response to the excellent article written by Ben Blake. Now I have always liked Ben both as an author and a person but in this case, he is wrong. Sorry Ben. He states that fighting in sci-fi film is unrealistic, more akin to dog fights in […]Read more "Magic and Sci-fi – Ben Blake is Wrong!"
I have another drug (prescription only!) induced writing prompt. Last week two others join in. I was very touched I didn’t expect anyone too. After this weeks prompt I’ll link last weeks efforts including my own. I should also add because I’ve left writing this to the last minute and pain wise I’m not having […]Read more "Another Wednesday Writing prompt"
O.K it’s not surreal, I wouldn’t have a clue how to carry that off but was hoping it might inspire someone to a bit of alternative writing the prompt is; “The potato is the key” It comes from a conversation I had with my 18-year-old while going in and out of dosing after having a […]Read more "Wednesdays surreal writing prompt"
Some of you might have noticed my blog has gone quiet. Those of you not friends with me on facebook (If you’re not come over and join me) will not know I’ve had an interesting couple of weeks. I took a tumble down some stairs and before you ask I was sober. I hit my […]Read more "It’s the drugs talking"
Just realized I didn’t scheduled a post for today. I wanted to try a year of posting at least once a week. I’ve got a few draft ones but they need a bit of work and wanted to work on my book today. I’m listening to Bruno Mars while I write today. I normally have […]Read more "This is a non Post"
As my blog is supposed to be about my book I thought I ought to do another book update. I’m feeling a bit smug at the moment. When I produced my first draft it was about 90k words then I decided to cut the book in to two. This meant my first draft was only […]Read more "Another book update – try to contain your excitement."