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Work in Progress: A Good Villain

I’m two-thirds of the way through what I thought would be the final rewrite of my book, having recently realised that I’m actually going to have to do at least two more rewrites of my book, and basically my book … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Writing Sigyn, Post Nine – The Nth Draft

Writing is the most frustrating thing. I’ve been writing this story for years now. I know it inside out. I’ve finally, with help from editors and writing friends, got a plot that hangs together. None of that has made the … Continue reading

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Planning vs. Pantsing

When it came to writing stories, I was always a pantser. I didn’t know the term at the time – I learned it years later, on NaNoWriMo, when I was setting up my page and awarding myself as many badges … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Writing Sigyn, Post Eight – Finding Focus

Doing a quick search for my previous blogs on my WIP Sigyn, I’ve realised two things. One – I didn’t blog about it for the entirety of 2017. I’d like to blame this on 2017 being a nightmare year globally, but … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017

This month, I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo. It’s my first non-cheaty attempt. Last year, I started with 20,000 words of Sigyn right out of the gate and used it as motivation to write a final final draft (ah, optimism). This year, … Continue reading

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Visual Brain, Audio Brain

I don’t think I read like a writer. This makes things tricky sometimes, as ‘read like a writer’ seems to be one of the foundation pieces of writing advice. ‘Read like a writer, write like a reader’ – isn’t that … Continue reading

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Why writers should play D&D

I suppose it was always going to happen. I love making up stories and characters, I love fantasy, and my ideal night has always been less ‘go out and dance till dawn’ and more ‘stay in with friends and a … Continue reading

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