How can we keep working on our writing goals, while having the children home during the holidays?
Some years ago I announced I was going to write a novel. (What a dumb idea that was!). After that fateful day, I received an almost daily reminder of my complete worthlessness and ineptitude as I plodded ever forward, not working on my novel. In fact, doing everything I could, cleaning, painting, a study ofContinue reading “Are you finished yet?”
I’ve been off the writing radar for a while… again, as life things got in the way, (shocking, I know!), and my work had to take a backseat.
I’m running so late today. It’s been a frantic week as we’ve had builders working on the house. ‘The noisy one’, was sent home from school with chronic earache and ‘The bitey one’, is teething and as a result, extra bitey. He has also become a fan of early wake up calls, the most recent beingContinue reading “Don’t Do That! – Five for Friday”
Have you ever bought a pair of shoes/trainers/clogs? They are the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen (maybe not the clogs). You tried them on in the shop and gloried at how they looked. ‘Wooden Shoes’ by Bill Longshaw, courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net You get them home, get on your matching dress/jeans/lederhosen. Place them on yourContinue reading “Why perspectives are like shoes.”
With pen and paper? Straight to screen? With a sparkler…or perhaps an Enigma machine for the extremely paranoid? Each writer has their own preferred method of working. Stephen King writes longhand onto yellow legal pads. J K Rowling writes longhand then transfers it to screen – editing as she goes. George R. R. Martin writesContinue reading “How do you do it?”
As many of you know, I decided a year ago to dedicate more time to my writing projects and would post up my progress, or lack of, as I go. With that in mind, I would also like to talk about ‘missed opportunity‘. original image can be found at www.rantlifestyle.com I’ve been sitting on this ideaContinue reading “…And so it goes!”
I don’t know about you, but if your muse is anything like mine, she spends most of her time daydreaming and making daisy chains – forgetting that we had an appointment at all! If you’re feeling sluggish and struggling to get going, try motivating through pictures. I’ve recently been taking part in the Friday Fictionerrs,Continue reading “Move your Muse!!!”
It’s day nine of ‘blogging 101’ and we needed to build on one of the comments we’d made from the previous day. I chose an article on Roz Morris’ blog ‘Nail Your Novel.’ She discussed clumsy dialogue and how to improve your scenes by leaving out more than you put in. I am in the editingContinue reading “Dynamic Dialogue!”
Hadn’t heard about this before. Great tip for all aspiring writers out there! Thank you 🙂