Posts Tagged ‘Longer Fiction’

Bad Influence

January 29th, 2011 No comments

So this post isn’t going to apply to all writers. If you write poetry, or short fiction, then you’re probably safe from what I’ll be talking about. If however, you’re someone who writes big, possibly multi-book fiction, then you may understand a little what I’m talking about here.

Yes, that influence thing. Read more…

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…

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 Six

May 21st, 2010 No comments

So, I’m finally nearing the end of this journey, and part of me is glad.  Relieved even.  The finish line is in sight and once I get across it I can relax. 

Or can I?
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Slowly slowly, catchy novel(y)

April 27th, 2010 No comments

By cripes and jiminy, my novel is coming on slowly! This is fine in a way. Once completed it will be the first novel I have penned ’til the end. But it doesn’t half create some uncertainty. Read more…

Inspiration vs. intimidation and reading good books

February 12th, 2010 No comments

Ever read a book that makes you sick with envy? If you haven’t, you’re not reading enough, but that’s another post entirely. I just finished Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. It’s an amazing book and I’m insanely jealous. Read more…

Is it okay that I dont know the ending yet?

February 2nd, 2010 No comments

As regular readers will know, I have lately been grappling with story structure and getting something of a complete plan of my novel down. But there is a mysterious hole at the end; a nether region of uncertain, shifting shapes. This, dear reader, is my ending. Read more…

Getting a grip on structure

January 29th, 2010 No comments

This week, I have mostly been reading about story structure. Read more…

Inventing backstory as you go

December 11th, 2009 No comments

I used to put a great deal of importance on backstory. Backstory, I thought, really makes a tale great. And I used to think that meant spending ages refining it, before even starting on the story proper. Read more…


October 23rd, 2009 No comments

I have recently begun work on a brand new project. Yeah, that’s right, I’ve abandoned the others and started work on something new. OK, so it isn’t an entirely new idea, its one I’ve had in my head for a long time now. In fact, the main character of this new project I’ve had kicking about my ideas box for well over a decade. Read more…