Tag Archives: Writing prep

Synopsis and new projects

Have you ever had the feeling when you read through your synopsis and in the back of your mind, playing on repeat is a much more interesting story? Is this the time you should ditch your first attempt and go … Continue reading

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Researching leads

I’m a historian by education. My day job as a gymnastics coach has nothing directly to do with my degree, but I use aspects of it everyday. I often use my research skills when working, but on a much more … Continue reading

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Working with a new computer programme

I have long been old school, simply using a word document for my writing. I would open a new document and start typing. Not worrying about needing to move scenes around etc. I always started at A and went through … Continue reading

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Research

I love doing research. I love getting caught up in someone’s story, delve into stacks of books, searching the Internet for the most obscure fact, follow it to its source (you can never be too careful online). There is a … Continue reading

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Building a setting

When I felt stuck in my latest story (Escaping your past), I decided to take a trip to Dover. This is where my book starts, where my main character Jacob Petran drives off the ferry in Dover harbour in a … Continue reading

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The Professional Writer

One of my goals for this year, is trying to live up to the advises from Jack M Bickham’s book The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes. The number one mistake according to Bickham, is to not see your writing … Continue reading

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What do I do?

I am in a bit of a slump at the moment (therefore no posts lately). I have realised that the idea I have been working on for the last couple of months, have already been done, more or less exactly … Continue reading

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Procrasination 101

I am spending my writing time on wikipedia tracking the royal houses of Scandinavia, (whose cousin are you marrying?) not because I am doing actual research, my story has nothing to do with royalty or Scandinavia. I just ‘happened’ to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Countdown

The new site is launched and I have registered myself to this year’s NaNoWriMo. I’ve had the idea for this year’s novel for some months now. If you remember, it came to me during my failed attempts at CampNaNoWriMo this past … Continue reading

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Never look at a writer’s research history

Building on my last post on research, I went back to look at my latest searches and was thinking over what it would look like if someone, not knowing me, got a hold of my computer. Lately I have researched … Continue reading

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