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Why I Write

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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 →

Using Scrivener to draft blog posts

I recently read a blog post about using Scrivener and its MultiMarkDown feature to draft blog posts that I can then convert to HTML and then upload the post onto WordPress. What is Scrivener? Scrivener is a word processor. However,… Continue Reading →

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