Tweak, Meet, Greet (Miaow)

I’ve not posted much on my blog recently. Had my head immersed in my novel: finishing a draft, having family read it, getting feedback, finishing it again, and then a few weeks later, again and then again… I’ve now finished it again and am about to send it to my writers’ group to read (again), my supervisor on…

Words of wisdom

This week I’m returning to my novel. I’ve been away from it for almost three months. It was critiqued by my writers’ group, then came Christmas, then I got ill, then I wrote a proposal for a PhD. Now, we’re into January, the application has been submitted and I’m starting to crave my imagined world…

Mad head. Sore back

It was my daughter’s birthday this week, which coincided, as with any week, with a lot of homework, and her mother on a deadline. That last bit is not so usual, although I do spend much of my working time in a state of panic at how much I’ve got to do, and how little…

Six things

These are some of the things I learnt at my writer’s group meeting last night Novels should be about: Character Transformation. So, develop your character, send him on a journey, and make him change. Writing your story from two different first-person narrators is very difficult to pull off, particularly if it’s your first novel. This…

And so

I’ve written a story about a man who likes to talk to a woman on the telephone. He knows that she’s in love with him, and he’s determined that he isn’t in love with her; only he likes to have her there. He makes contact with her, and he always picks up when she calls….