It’s squeaky bum time (for January, at least) as we head into the last week of the first month of 2019. With only four days left and three deadlines to meet, let’s double down and jump into The Writing Journal one last time (for January, at least). Target Number 1: Submit first draft of my … Continue reading The Writing Journal #16
It’s become a very common practice across social media these days to post pictures of fruity granola and gym membership cards with the phrase “New Year, New Me” splashed across them in a snappy, 21st Century update on the New Year’s Resolution. Whilst I’ve never been one to engage with such things before (granola hurts … Continue reading The Writing Journal #14
It’s been a funny old week. Mostly, I’ve been riding a wave of joy that both my first drafts are completed and ready for the excitement of editing and shaping my story, which is always my favourite part of writing in any form. It’s also been the first time in nearly three months that I … Continue reading The Writing Journal #12
There’s a change in the air this week, and not because Christmas, or indeed winter, is coming. When I first started the Writing Journal in September, I was in the midst of writing two very different projects, and the targets I was setting myself were designed to keep these chugging along towards my year-end goal … Continue reading The Writing Journal #10
Before I start the blog proper this week, I want to take a moment to pause and reflect on yesterday’s Armistice Centenary. Across the country, and indeed around the world, the centenary was marked in a dignified, poignant and heartfelt manner that I found to be genuinely moving and thought-provoking. Closer to home, our local … Continue reading The Writing Journal #8
Turns out there’s a lot to cover in this week’s entry, so I’m going to write a worryingly short First Act and cut right to the chase instead… Target Number 1 – Add 3,000 words to my novel manuscript. Status: ACHIEVED 😊 And then some! In aiming to add 3,000 words to my novel … Continue reading The Writing Journal #4
Happy National Screenwriters Day to all you courageous and pioneering screenwriters out there. The craft of writing a script is one that can make or break a production and is often the difference between a good film and an outstanding film. Whilst many people will talk about the great script in their head, it takes … Continue reading Happy National Screenwriters Day!
Ok, you may be wondering why any sane person would be cooking on the edge of a volcano. It seems pretty daft and there are certainly easier ways to fry your eggs (not a euphemism). Fact is though, that’s the only way I can truly sum up how it felt for me to take the … Continue reading Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The…Volcano?