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"
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!"
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"
I know there is this whole debate about planners and pantsers. I started of somewhere in the middle with a rough chapter guide some notes on characters and few bits and pieces around world building. This approach has got me into a bit of trouble. For example, I was explaining where different room are in […]Read more "Advice from an unpublished author – Do some planning."
That is the tag line of my blog. So how hard was it? Well I have to say the first draft wasn’t that hard. It took me a couple of years I gave up on it at one point then went back. I was able to knock out a 90k first draft relatively painlessly although […]Read more "How hard can it be to write a book?"
As the title says I just had one of those great writing moments when I briefly felt like a real writer and might actually know what I’m doing. To be perfectly truthful if you are reading this then it was over a month ago as I schedule posts well in advance but don’t let truth […]Read more "Just had on of those great writing moments"
Of course, it’s impossible to make time, what I mean is we (or at least I) need to spend our time more productively. We all have a lot of calls on our time not least we need to sleep. A massive waste of time but you can’t survive without it. For me then next biggest […]Read more "We need to make time"
The other day I read an interesting article about this, it was quite reasoned, the author saying he found it hard to write every day. What was more interesting were the comments, some of them totally ridiculous. I remember one spitting vile claiming if you didn’t write everyday then you would never become a writer […]Read more "Advice from an unpublished author – do you need to write every day?"
If there is one thing the internet is not short of is advice. It used to all be free but now I get plagued with offers of writing coaches and other such help, all for very reasonable amounts. These people, according to their pitches, are experts in their field, rich and successful yet still prepared […]Read more "Advise from an unpublished author – the beginning"
I wasn’t planning on writing one of these posts but since half the blogging world is I thought I would give it a go. I’m a sucker for peer pressure. My goals for this year; Personal ones Stop eating crisps for breakfast (I’m doing that now, eating. not stopping) Don’t drink alcohol for two days […]Read more "My Goals for the Year"