Tag Archives: editing

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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Kicking and Crying in Marketing and Editing

The Kickstarter for book 3 in the Out of Orbit series has eight days to go. If you’ve been considering supporting this and getting some goodies and some exclusive stuff not to be found anywhere else, now is the time. … 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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Holiday Hard Work

I know I planned to have Writing Environment #3 post out this month, but as you will see by the end of this blog post, things have been just a little bit hectic. So I decided to put out a … Continue reading

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Multiple Projects means Many Headaches

There is something funny about the evolution of ideas for creatively minded people. The more you work: the more ideas you have. It’s a momentum thing. Once you gather speed, it’s easier to simply keep going than it is to … Continue reading

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Writing Environment #1: Playlists

There is always a lot of talk around your writing environment. ‘Is your writing environment feeding your productivity?’ and such questions. Finding your ideal environment can be a long process, but it is a process that won’t magically happen. You … Continue reading

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Book Meme

I love being tagged in these book and writing memes. Seeing lots of authors answering the same questions, seeing where they differ and where they are similar. I was tagged to this one by Alastair Ball, who wrote about his … Continue reading

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