November means NaNoWriMo!

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November means Nanowrimo. National Novel Writing Month. The time when I write 50000 words in 30 days. Which isn’t novel length, and the length isn’t the only thing that’s different. I really look forward to November. It’s just after my birthday, just before Christmas and it’s usually cold. So when I discovered Nano many of […]

Excerpt from new gripping crime fiction novel Random Acts of Unkindness…

Posted Posted in Creativity, Identity, Love, nanowrimo, Novel, Psychology, Storytelling, Uncategorized, Writing

Random Acts of Unkindness is now published by Kindle Press! The people who nominated on Kindle Scout have already received their free copy and the reviews are coming in. For anyone who hasn’t got their copy yet, I’m posting the first chapter – if you enjoy it you can get it here CHAPTER ONE  I […]

NaNoWriMo 2014 – What I got from completing National Novel Writing Month

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So it’s the end of November and how did I do at National Novel Writing Month? Well, I won. I sat down and typed words every day in November. I also wrote some short stories in November, but didn’t include these in my word count, as wanted to stay true to the ‘novel’ aspect of […]

Different words required…

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Ten days into NaNoWriMo and I’m still on target. Even better, just getting the words onto the page has allowed me time to really think about the plot, and make a few changes. I’ve decided that one of the strands of my novel needs a different, less formal voice but I won’t be thinking about […]

November means Nanowrimo

Posted Posted in nanowrimo, New Year, Novel, Stories, Storytelling

November means Nanowrimo. National Novel Writing Month. The time when I write 50000 words in 30 days. Which isn’t novel length, and the length isn’t the only thing that’s different. I really look forward to November. It’s just after my birthday, just before Christmas and it’s usually cold. So when I discovered Nano many of […]

It’s that time of year again – NaNoWriMo!

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I love this time of year. I’m a big fan of autumn in general, there’s something wonderful about the obvious changes taking place in nature and the cosy feeling of the nights drawing in. If that wasn’t enough, November is also National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. I’ve been taking part in NaNoWriMo […]

On original thought and stealing ideas in writing: the same but different

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In the light of my recent success in the innovation arena, I’ve realised that the paranoia over ideas isn’t limited to inventing, but also runs a thick seam through the world of writing. In my excitement at the possibility of finally maybe getting something published, I gave a friend my novel to read. She read […]

It’s Nano time again for me and my imaginary friends…

Posted Posted in nanowrimo, Novel, Plotting, Writing

November means Nanowrimo. National Novel Writing Month. The time when I write 50000 words in 30 days. Which isn’t a novel length, and that length isn’t the only thing that’s different. I really look forward to November. It’s just after my birthday, just before Christmas and it’s cold. So when I discovered Nano lots of […]

The Plot Thickens… learning when to plan and structure

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As I start another new story, I’ll be blogging my progress. At the moment I am planning my novel, and I’m thinking about what will happen in general, an overarching plot. I’ve written several novels to date, and it’s been a learning curve. The first couple were a download of some stories I had in […]