Barring any actual news, I intend to update this blog once a week, usually on Friday, with thoughts on some aspect of writing that have caught my thought processes over the course of the week.
When I first started writing, I wrote in a way one of my editors (one of my first year university english teachers) described as ‘writing like an engineer.’ I described actions, persons, thoughts and conversations, but I wrote very tersely and often missed vital description. It is a habit I have tried to break myself… Continue Reading »
Last week, I wrote on conflict, and how its necessary to drive a story. Now, you can write amazing stories where conflict is resolved in the courtroom, in conversations and arguments, or even in the operating room. Sadly, I am not a lawyer, I’m a merely decent debator and I can write what I know… Continue Reading »
ONSET 2 has not changed. I’ve been focusing on Shadows of the Grey Tower for the last couple of weeks. Shadows of the Grey Tower is now at 22,853 words. Thats roughly 2500 and a bit last week and this week. Third project, Vigilante, has just been remembered and I haven’t actually looked at it… Continue Reading »
Today’s post is about two different kinds of conflict. One is the conflict between a writers goals and the realities of life (calling back to last weeks post), and the other is on conflict in your story. First, on goals. Like I said last week, goals are awesome. Set them. Small ones are good until… Continue Reading »
So, of those of us who have tried to write a novel, who has reached a point where you are having problems finding the motivation to go on? Yes, you in the back. You in the front. You in the second row, with your hand down? You’re lying. It can be hard to keep writing. … Continue Reading »