Edits, Edits, Edits

In April 2020, I wrote 40,000 in one month on my novel. In April 2022, I’ve written…about 2,000. But you know what? I’ve still written more valuable words, because they make sense. And this, my friends, is the conundrum called editing. I’ve been a religious users of wordcount trackers since about 2018, but recently I’ve … More Edits, Edits, Edits

Successfully Productive at everything (other than the plan)

March has been one of those months where I have been very productive in everything other than my creative pursuits. It’s a month of successful sourdough baking, garden tidies, and new TVs. I’ve even managed to get sucked back into playing video games. It’s also a time of new ideas. Spring always brings a creative … More Successfully Productive at everything (other than the plan)

Writing On Caffeine – Writing Arguments

Don’t forget that this month in my newsletter, Writing on Caffeine, I’m looking at writing arguments between characters.  and in particular how you describe your character. I’m going to be looking at why arguments are important tool in your dialogue toolbox, when to use them in your story, and some top tips for when you’re … More Writing On Caffeine – Writing Arguments

Writing On Caffeine – Describing Characters

This month in my newsletter, Writing on Caffeine, I’m looking at building characters, and in particular how you describe your character. I’ll be looking at some ideas to consider when creating your character’s physical appearance, as well as some top tips to consider when describing your characters in your novel. Are you ready to learn … More Writing On Caffeine – Describing Characters