Archive for June, 2010

Why a novelist?

June 25th, 2010 No comments

I have written about why it is I want to write before. It’s a very good question for any writer to ask themselves given the personal sacrifices that will inevitably follow. But I’ve never paused to consider why I specifically want to be a novelist. Read more…

Character hotseating

June 17th, 2010 No comments

I want to talk for a bit about developing well developed characters. I’ve mentioned back-story before, but not in this context. I’m of the opinion that the most important part of a character is their history. It informs their reactions to current events, and in contemporary story-telling, sometimes a character’s reactions are all you’ve got to describe the character. Read more…

As good as a rest

June 10th, 2010 No comments

I’m nearly at the point in my novel where I said I would stop for a break. But now that I’m so close to that point, I’m really really crawling, and finding it hard to get into it. Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Part Eight

June 3rd, 2010 No comments

Despite the minor hiccup I had last week, having to redo the final episode pretty much from scratch, I finally managed to finish this opus this week.  And how do I feel?  Am I overflowing with a sense of achievement?  Satisfaction for having gotten this mammoth under control?  Relief? Read more…