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Nanowrimo progress update for 2020.

Last month I wrote about my plan for succeeding with Nanowrimo and getting my writing mojo back. All while achieving Christmas calm by being prepared for the holiday season. You can read about that here. It is now 15th November… Continue Reading →

Why I Write

Last year was a difficult one for writing and I gave serious consideration to mothballing my website and having a complete long term break from writing. This forced me to examine why I had so much of my time putting… Continue Reading →

NanoWrimo 2018 the plan…

With NanoWrimo (or national novel writing month) just a few days away it’s time to cement my plans for the coming month. Hopefully by planning well I will manage to write 50000 words of my next book in November and… Continue Reading →

Why playing folk music is like writing stories.

Earlier this week I put the finishing touches on the outline for a short story set in Gapone, the world of Cleansing River. I’m looking forward to starting the first draft tomorrow morning, but as I look forward to returning… Continue Reading →

Writing Update: June 2016

At the end of April I received back the developmental edits for Cleansing River, but since then my progress has stalled and I find myself in the position of having not worked Cleansing River for over a month.  Now you… Continue Reading →

Nanowrimo 2015: The debrief.

Nanowrimo, or November to most of the world ended yesterday. This year was my third year of doing Nanowrimo and the first time I didn’t win by writing 50,000 words in 30 days. This is also the first year when… Continue Reading →

Camp Nanowrimo: Day 27.

Admitting Defeat. So at the beginning of July, shortly after I sent Portal Wars away to be edited I signed up for Camp Nanowrimo. I hoped to finish the first draft of a book I started last November for the… Continue Reading →

Writing by hand.

I love writing by hand. This will probably come as a surprise to most people who know me as my handwriting is atrocious. If I don’t concentrate I sometimes struggle to read my own writing. Not great. And yet I… Continue Reading →

7 Cures for Writers Block

7 Cures for Writers Block. With the second week of Nanowrimo firmly underway I thought it would be useful to share my tips for getting stuck. Although I’ve called this Cures for Writers Block I’m not convinced it exists. My… Continue Reading →

5 Reasons I Love NaNoWriMo

5 Reasons I love NaNoWriMo. With NaNoWriMo a couple of days away I have been focusing on the novel I plan to write in November. I could, and perhaps should, be editing Portal Wars: Empire Corrupted but I want to… Continue Reading →

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