Writing Notebook or Virtual Notebook

In my last post I reported that I have finally finished writing The Lion Gods. That was on 13 February and I have put it aside for two weeks before I start the editing phase. But what have I been doing in the meantime? Well, some years ago a friend showed me how to use … Read moreWriting Notebook or Virtual Notebook

Canoeing, Gaia, the 17th Century and the Future

What do canoeing, Gaia, the 17th century and the future have in common? They are all featured in my current writing projects. It’s been a while since I mentioned my actual writing and today I feel the need to clarify where I’m at and where I’m heading with these four projects. The clarification if for … Read moreCanoeing, Gaia, the 17th Century and the Future

Writing Update: Doubts, Problem Threads and the Mystery Project

Originally posted on another site on 24 April 2010. Whenever I make a public declaration about my writing, it all falls in a heap a few days/weeks later, so I’m reluctant to talk about it any more. And I’m sick and tired of reporting that “I don’t have time” or “I’m too tired” or “blah … Read moreWriting Update: Doubts, Problem Threads and the Mystery Project

Using the Voice Journal Writing Technique

Originally posted on another site on 5 April 2010. Further to my post the other day entitled Character Development, Using the Voice Journal Writing Technique I am pleased to say that I find this technique excellent. This simple technique allowed me to get into the character’s head so completely, that I now have a thorough … Read moreUsing the Voice Journal Writing Technique

My Writing: Turning the Focus Around

Originally posted on another site on 19 March 2010. Firstly, you might remember that a while ago I talked about trying out “writing on the train in the afternoon” – I thought I’d give a quick update on how that is going. So far, it’s working out really well. I’m doing about an hour and … Read moreMy Writing: Turning the Focus Around

Whispering Caves: One-Sentence Summary Revised

Originally posted on another site on 6 March 2010. As noted in Whispering Caves: Planning a Novel I had a one-sentence summary that I wasn’t 100% happy with. This morning I’ve been physically working on the plan and have a revised sentence. Transported to a forgotten world, a neglected, modern-day teenager must cope with being … Read moreWhispering Caves: One-Sentence Summary Revised

Whispering Caves: Planning a Novel

Originally posted on another site on 4 March 2010. I haven’t been writing or planning, as such, but I have been spending a lot of time thinking about this story, which is almost like writing. 🙂 Anyway, before I get stuck into the physical planning, I thought I’d make sense of my thoughts and see … Read moreWhispering Caves: Planning a Novel