Thursday, 20 October 2016

Note keeping - a review of

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Some readers may remember that I am a huge fan of the old-school notebook to keep track of my hand written ideas. While I don't believe anything will ever take its place, I recently came across an online notebook,  that is slowly growing on me. 

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Fleshing out ideas Or How to get that plot?

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For the past week or so the above quote has been very true for me. My mind has gone from a blank canvas and the momentary worry of "I have nothing to write about" to an ever faster spinning wheel which, at every turn, changes an aspect of the core idea I want to build my next novel around. It is an enlightening process. I consider myself by no means an expert, but in this post I will give you an insight into the tools I use to flesh out my ideas and come up with a potential plot.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Ideas, Inspiration, and Where to Go Next?

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I have recently finished the second draft of last year's NaNoWriMo novel. It took three months, much longer than anticipated and longer even than it took to write it in the first place. Add to that the summer slump, a number of personal changes, and a general sense of lacking direction and the pandemonium of life and mind is complete. Now I feel a bit like I'm treading water, wanting to move, but not really knowing where to, so this post is as much a to-do list for myself, as it is a bit of an insight into where I hope ideas come from.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

On Writing, World building and Parallel Universes

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In my last post about Stranger Things I mentioned that the idea of parallel universes is one that has appealed to me for a long time, especially the possibility of crossing from one world into another. It is that possibility which got me into writing, and one that I inevitably ended up exploring in my novels. Before I share my vision, let me just say that I will explore the idea of a multiverse strictly from a writer's perspective and as someone with an over-active imagination, not as a scientist. I will look at the stories my mind has created for those possible universes, not the facts behind them (fascinating as they are!).

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Show Review: Stranger Things

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
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