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 #21

March has always been one of my favourite months of the year. Part of that may be due to the fact that my birthday falls nicely in the middle of it, but also because it is the start of Spring and feels like a turning point in the year. There are many things I like … Continue reading The Writing Journal #21

The Writing Journal #17

February has arrived with an icy blast, and with it brought the final reckoning for January’s writing targets. On the whole it’s felt like a very productive month that I feel has laid some very solid foundations to build on for the rest of the year. Target Number 1: Submit first draft of my latest … Continue reading The Writing Journal #17

The Writing Journal #15

Three Dave’s walk into a room and sit down at a laptop. Nope, it’s not the start of the joke that will relaunch my stand-up career (yet), nor indeed my homage to James McAvoy in Split/Glass. It’s the way this week has felt as Past, Present and Future Dave have all showed up to contribute … Continue reading The Writing Journal #15

Happy New Year!

The tree is down. The turkey consumed. Multiple LEGO sets have been constructed (in my household, at least). It must mean that Christmas 2018 is gone and 2019 has begun in earnest. I always find it sad to say goodbye to Christmas. Mainly, as I’ve highlighted in previous blog posts, because I’m a big kid … Continue reading Happy New Year!

The Writing Journal #13

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I am certainly starting to feel the festive spirit now with only 8 more sleeps ‘til Christmas Day. I love everything about Christmas, from the time spent with the family and the enhanced community spirit to the numerous mince pies and brandy sauce that will be … Continue reading The Writing Journal #13

The Writing Journal #10

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

The Writing Journal #6

What a difference a week makes. 168 little hours. Storms and flash flooding that battered my small corner of the globe made way for bright and glorious sunshine that shows no signs of stopping (for today at least). The same week has also seen some differences in my writing outlook as well, although not necessarily … Continue reading The Writing Journal #6

The Writing Journal #5

To say it’s been a wet and windy weekend in my neck of the woods would be somewhat of an understatement! As a Welshman, I’ve seen my fair share of drizzle over the years but Storm Callum has been on another level, quite literally if you look at the rivers around me. I can count … Continue reading The Writing Journal #5

The Writing Journal #3

Pinch, punch, first of the month! Somehow, we’ve managed to crash into October 2018 already. Before we know it, “The Big C” will be upon us with all its tinselly delights (85 days, if you’re already counting…). But let’s not get ahead of ourselves too quickly. Let’s take in the week that was and see … Continue reading The Writing Journal #3