My Writing Day

Wake up Call

Wake up Call

Is there such a thing as a typical writing day? Not in my world. My day starts very early. Too early. Our English Springer Spaniel pup, known affectionately Continue reading

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Meet My Character: Xanthe

Meet My Character

Meet My Character

Xanthe is the name of my main character in my current Work in Progress. I first wrote Wolf Moon during NaNoWriMo in 2011 or was it 2012. Anyway, I don’t remember but I’ve been in this fantasy world for a long time. It started some time before that, as part of a writing prompt. Over at Writers Abroad,my on line writing group, we have a weekly activity called ‘Monday Muse’ where several prompts are posted and we allow ourselves 20 minutes or 500 words to free write. It’s a good habit to promote and it was during one of my muses, that Xanthe was born. Continue reading

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On My Reading Table

bedside tableI don’t need much encouragement to sit down with a new book and read. But for the past few years I’ve participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge where Continue reading

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Writing Revision Process

Revision Process

Revision Process

During March I followed the daily revision course posted by Janice Hardy over at Fiction University. I can’t put my hand on my heart and say that I completed my revision, but I can say that it has helped me identify holes to be filled and areas to trim. It was quite a feat to commit to but a worthwhile one in terms of lessons learnt. Some of it wasn’t new stuff, but what the course did do was to provide a structure, a process which I will now follow for all my drafts. Having had a week of reflection on the 31 days of March Revision, these are the key learning points that stood out for me: Continue reading

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Works in Progress Health Check

Monthly Health Check

As part of my effort to keep motivated and have a record of my achievements (or details of the excuses) I’m going to write a short post of my current ‘works in progress’. I call it my monthly health check, after all these manuscripts have a heart beat, Continue reading

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