Category Archives: writing

The NaNo Novel Mix-Up

On the 1st of November, 2012, I began writing the first draft of what would later become Dead and Buryd. Since then, every November I sat sat down and written the first 50,000 words of the next Out of Orbit … Continue reading

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Sowing the Seeds of Book Buildings

G.R.R Martin once classified writers as gardeners or architects. Architects plan where every beam of character will go, how every wall of plot goes in a building, before they lay the first brick of writing. Gardeners, on the other hand, plant seeds … Continue reading

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The Idea-Space Continuum and other Writing Science

Every summer, my quiet little halls of residence job goes crazy. Ninety percent of the students move out and we become a low priced hotel to anyone and everyone who wants to book. This means weekend shifts and the office … Continue reading

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Said is not dead!

Every couple of months or so a slew of posts, infographics, and articles wing their way around the internet claiming that ‘Said is Dead’. Now, I don’t know exactly how many funerals the web-browsing collective have held for the apparently … Continue reading

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Dead Stress under Deadlines

I had a very exciting day yesterday. Instead of groaning as I received yet another spam or pointless email, I was glued to my gmail as I made a decision on an editor for the third Out of Orbit book. … Continue reading

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Writing What I Know

There are two ends of the spectrum on whether or not you should ‘write what you know’. One end, as the phrase suggests, believes that you should write what you know because you’ll be able to show a deeper understanding. … Continue reading

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New Month, New Meltdown

As you may have noticed, I’ve been rather quiet for the last month. This is not only due to the fact I’ve had very little to say of late, but also because I’ve been trying to organise my non-writing life. … Continue reading

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The Writing Confidence Crash

Every writer loses confidence at some point. It’s not a surprise, nor is it anything to be ashamed about. There are famous novelists who still have a crisis of confidence with every book. In fact, I’m sure that this is … Continue reading

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Bookourite #1: Teeth

One of my favourite elements of Self-Publishing and the new era of publishing we’re seeing thanks to the internet, is that readers can get a better insight when it comes to authors of the books they love. They can see … Continue reading

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Writing Environment #3: Motivation

I’m back with another Writing Environment post, and the fact it’s taken me two months to write this, I promise, has nothing to do with motivation. Thought I’d point that out now. Honestly, things have been rather busy. That’s a … Continue reading

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