Archive for August, 2012

Redefining Scenes: Why a Scene is Not What You Think it is

August 25th, 2012 No comments

Scenes are an important way of dividing your story, both so it’s easier to read and easier to write. But a scene is so much more than that! On K. M. Weiland’s blog, Justine Schofield redefines scenes in a way that focusses on their real purpose. Here’s my take. Read more…

How to Hit Your Writing Targets (And Have Fun Doing It)

August 18th, 2012 No comments

At the start of this month I set myself a goal – to edit a chapter each day for my main project of the moment. And truthfully, I was doing quite well. Until real life got in the way. So far be it from me to write a cold hard list of do’s and don’ts, but the following is a warm soft, list of thoughts and feelings I encountered during this period of productivity. Read more…

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Build an Editing Plan to Make That 2nd Draft Easier

August 11th, 2012 No comments

So I’ve completed a first draft. Congrats to me! But now the intimidating wall that is editing has risen before me, taunting me with its scale and slippery surface!

Well, there ain’t nuttin’ I can do about the height, but I can add some handholds. Read more…

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Stories From Beyond The Box

August 4th, 2012 2 comments

I’m finishing off a draft and looking ahead to my next story. Picking through ideas I’ve got, I’m looking square in the eye of a fun story involving dinosaurs (yeah baby!) It’s way outside my normal style, which makes me consider how I dreamed it up in the first place. Read more…