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Serialised Fiction – Epilogue

July 15th, 2010 No comments

Yeesh, don’t I ever give it a rest?

It seems not.

Well, in the style of all epilogues, I am going to revisit elements of my previous posts.  Primarily, editing.  Yeah, like I haven’t done that before.  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…

Serialised Fiction – Part Seven

May 27th, 2010 No comments

OK, this week I was really hoping to put this baby to bed.  Bad news is, I couldn’t. 

This does have a silver lining though, because it means I have something to write about in this post!  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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Serialised Fiction – Part Five

May 14th, 2010 No comments

So this week I figured I’d talk about word counts.  I know its one of the things that most writers won’t really think about in any great detail, but word counts are extremely important.  If you write shorter fiction, and have considered submitting your work to any of the number of short story competitions that are run each year (or magazines, for that matter), then word counts become vitally important.  Because short stories especially have strict word count limitations. Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Part Four

May 6th, 2010 No comments

So yet again a week has passed and I have failed to live up to my own deadlines.  I didn’t get any specific episodes completed.  What I did manage to do however, is get a lot of scenes written from the final five episodes I have to write in this series. 

Which – in a roundabout way – got me thinking about endurance. Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Part Three

April 30th, 2010 No comments

So for this week’s entry, I’m going to tackle a subject that isn’t about writing.  Not the physical process of getting words down anyway.  This week I’m going to talk about that ever elusive contract. Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Part Two

April 23rd, 2010 No comments

OK, so this week I sucked at my own deadline.  I didn’t even get ONE full episode done this week, let alone two!  I DID manage to write a few scenes from throughout the series, and also to get my “new, revised” arc down and locked.  Go me!  Read more…

Serialised Fiction – Part One

April 15th, 2010 No comments

OK, so I got myself a writing gig.  Check me out.  All being well, I shall hopefully soon be getting published online.  (  Check it out yo.) So what I thought I might try is writing a kind of progress diary of how that’s going.  Read more…

Converting to Script 2 – Finding your voice

May 5th, 2009 Comments off

OK. So, I got my framework. I got an A-Z map of how to write this film in my 35 Steps. The only thing I don’t have is time. I’m sure it’s been said before, b

ut time is like gold to a writer. Read more…