5 writing tips, writing tips, know your characters, first person narrative, third person narrative, know your limits for writing, plot, genre
Something Fishy has become enormous. I’m at 180,000 words and not finished. It’s too big. So I started thinking hard about what to do today while lugging hay and water around for the llamas and goats. It’s amazing what a spot of not-so-gentle exercise can do for the old grey matter. I found the solution.… Continue reading Book Break-Up
How to fit a few more precious moments of writing into a busy day around your day job: Five extremely practical ways: Only wash up/load the dishwasher once a day. Stop checking Facebook, Twitter, your blog stats etc quite so often. Shower faster – or less often. You choose! Cut housework down to the absolute… Continue reading Finding Time
Alternatives to said, say, interesting writing
names in novels, keeping track of character names, most popular boys’ names, most popular girls’ names
Learning the hard way how to keep a long work in progress efficiently organised.
Great news! I had an article published in the Weekly Telegraph online edition. Read it here. My Dad was a lifelong Telegraph reader so he would have been very proud! (Do read the comments too – quite an argument got going!) I also translated a poem about Creuse Masons for my other website, www.bloginfrance.com. I’m… Continue reading Dad would be proud
To keep me on my toes, I’m going to do a round up of the week’s writing I’ve done every Friday. Life has got in the way a bit this week with two sick kids and trips to health clinics, but enough of excuses. I’ve done quite a bit of writing none the less. Just… Continue reading Friday Round Up