Five ideas to help you keep writing when self doubt or fatigue sets in.
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
In a nutshell – yes! They would be bound to pick up scratches or worse if you don’t put them into some kind of case or bag for carrying around. I use a small Peruvian shoulder-purse as my Kindle cover. It could have been made for it, it’s such a perfect fit! How else could… Continue reading Do Kindles Need Covers?
I enjoying translating from French to English. Our part of France, Creuse, is famous for its stonemasons. In years gone by, the masons left for Paris in spring and stayed there until November, working. They sent money home to their families, who looked after the farm while the men were gone. Here’s my version of… Continue reading The Creuse Masons in Verse
25 alternatives to ‘said’. Making writing more interesting.
wrting process, creative writing, energy used in writing, insomnia
Calories used when writing and thinking.
A discussion of why publishers should pay for indexes for non-fiction books. Award for an unexpected index, which goes to Jamie Ivey