The Writing Journal #35

There are few feelings better for a writer than coming across a new idea. The rush of giddy excitement as new characters, story worlds and set pieces flash across your mind, propelling you into a mad scramble to capture them all before they disappear into the ether once more. During this time, you don’t have … Continue reading The Writing Journal #35

The Writing Journal #34

I’ve just got back from a weekend of throwing myself off cliffs and down mineshafts. Not because my writing week was that bad, but simply for the fun of it (I hasten to add at this point that it was controlled fun the whole time – only leap from things under the guidance of fully … Continue reading The Writing Journal #34

The Writing Journal #30

“Just when they think they have all the answers, I change the questions.” Not only is this one of my favourite quotes from the incomparable “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, but it is also a sound piece of writing advice for anyone crafting a serial narrative. Jed Mercurio knows this, as do David Benioff and D.B.Weiss. Line … Continue reading The Writing Journal #30

The Writing Journal #26

It’s going to be a quick visit to the Writing Journal this week. Partly because all of the projects are still in their early days and there’s not much to say about them right now. Partly because each of the projects needs a heck of a lot more work if they’re going to get anywhere … Continue reading The Writing Journal #26

The Writing Journal #19

We all know the adage “time flies when you’re having fun”. Well, apparently, time also flies when you’re evaluating your career path, as the last seven days have raced past without me realising until my calendar handily reminded me that it was Writing Journal Monday! Whether this means we can now equate “career evaluations” with … Continue reading The Writing Journal #19

The Writing Journal #12

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

The Writing Journal #11

Somehow, we have crashed head-long into December and 2018 is nearly in the history books! Every year I seem to get more surprised by the relentless march of time but, as they say, time flies when you’re having fun so that must mean I’m only getting more fun as I get older, right? RIGHT?!… December … Continue reading The Writing Journal #11