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Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

Proof Copy and NaNoWriMo

June 19, 2010

I am very pleased to announce that my proof copy (purchased from http://www.createspace.com using my coupon earned in NaNoWriMo) has arrived. For those that don’t know, this is a pre-publication, or self-publication, copy of a book. It’s intended to be read through, checked, any typos and omissions corrected, before the book is properly published. Anyway, […]

Write or Die Stats – June

June 10, 2010

Write Or Die – Again!

May 30, 2010

That’s got to be one of my records 😀 I reached the 1500 mark just as it hit 00:00 and pressed done … uber fast typing going there!

Unsung Hero Update

May 25, 2010

So, how’s it going with you? I’m okay. Unsung Hero — my latest novel, but this time not a 50,000 word challenge — is going well! I’m almost at 60k, and I’m not too far into Part 2, so that’s good. Everyone’s who read it so far has liked it and only one didn’t cry […]

Write Or Die Stats

May 20, 2010


May 8, 2010

I have that feeling. Have you ever killed off a character? Yes? Then you’ll know how it feels. You know when you really love them and you’re thinking, “But I have to kill them! It won’t work if I don’t!” And yet you get to the chapter and you can’t bear to write it… And […]

Excerpt From ‘Unsung Hero’ – Exclusive! :)

May 7, 2010

“Alys!” I called. She turned, the sword point dropping to the ground again. Alex rolled his eyes and glared at me. His message was clear: it was hard enough teaching her; why did I have to interfere? “Keep trying! We need you!” She nodded and gave me the thumbs up, though I could tell she […]

Novel Blues

May 7, 2010

I’ve got the novel blues… I’m sure you know the feeling. It sits there on the shelf, Never gaining, never losing. I haven’t written anything For a day or more– And now my novel’s failing Of nothing I am sure. I think the plot is rubbish, The writing far too slow And as for the […]

Protagonize Petition

May 3, 2010

The Protagonize Petition Click on the above …. Please join the petition to unblock my favourite site and stop SpookOfNight from going crazy!

Lost For Words

May 3, 2010

For my grandfather “Pain writes the greatest poetry” And yet I’ve none to write. They’ve gone to wherever you are And left me lost for words. “Pain writes the greatest poetry” Yet I haven’t a single line. Poetry and prose are closed doors… I’m here and I’m lost for words. “Pain writes the greatest poetry” […]