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Query Day – Round One

Today is my first 21 agent submissions; the supah-star agents. My cunning plan is to see if any of them have notes, and if they ...


Pen and Paper edit – Done!

Tomorrow, I start the rewriting in.


Almost half way

At least in terms of chapters. 10 chapters down, 10 to go - although there are more pages in the second half. I'm still feeling ...


You don’t mind a haircut nice and close, do you?

So, this editing is going well. I have my query, and I've written out my major subplots, and now I'm going through cutting everything that ...


Writing the Query – Before Editing.

Today, I sat down and wrote my query. Much to my immense relief, it was far, far easier to write than my query for Eureka ...


Bullets of Information No-One Needs

I have a headache. I have decided, after trying the lighter brown and getting a colour I'm going to call aublack (black, only reddish if there's ...


New Style

I have written everything by finding characters, living with them for awhile, and then creating structure for them; finding out what the themes are, building a ...


The panic at 20K

I've talked to other people starting their first novels, and I always say something like: "When you get to somewhere around 20 thousand words and ...


Where do you get your ideas?

S'posedly, this is the question all writers get asked the most. I wouldn't have the urge to ask it, because I have too many ideas ...


Writer’s Resistance

Recently, online discussions have got me thinking about Writer's Block. I don't really get universal writer's block: if, for example, I cannot figure out what ...