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
The last two months of writing have been… slow, to say the least. It’s been a tough section to try and get through in the book, mostly around trying to get three key plot threads tied up and organised so that the next section of the book can happen. One thing I’ve found through this … More Slow and Steady
This month in my newsletter, Writing on Caffeine, I’m talking about Antagonists– why they’re important, how you should approach them, and what benefits you can get by considering them as a wholly rounded character. Are you ready to delve into the work of your favourite character’s main foil? If so, Sign up to my Newsletter … More Writing on Caffeine – April Edition
So my end of March blog post has become a start of April blog post. Which seems to summarise how March has gone, quite frankly. March is one of those months, every year, almost without fail, where something changes. Whether it is the pressures of the financial year at work, or the changing of the … More Where did that go?
Points of View, or POVs, can be a powerful tool when writing fantasy or science fiction stories. Not only is it common across both genres, it allows you to explore aspects of a story that would otherwise be lost if you were to use one point of view. However, POVs also introduce an exponential level … More How To: Multiple POVs
March and April have been busy months. It’s springtime, so everything is growing and changing in the garden, the sun is rising up earlier (God does that make the drive to work easier), and there is just a feeling of newness in the air that is not felt in any other month. I love springtime … More Learnings from my Travels (April Update)