What are you looking forward to, creatively speaking?
A review of The Home Girls by Olga Masters
Do you let your creative work go out into the world?
What do you do when it’s time to edit the first draft of your novel?
This time last week I was in a state of something close to euphoria. The reason? I had finally completed the first draft of my novel. I had known the moment was coming. Although I am usually a planner, I had worked through the novel … Continue reading A Novel Approach
Lately I’ve been doing a bit of paper shuffling. Well, more like trying to sort out the reams of papers relating to my writing that I’ve managed to jam into a filing cabinet which is threatening to explode. By nature I like to keep things, … Continue reading Stuff and nonsense*
It is inevitable that after a while there is a consistency around the voice in your writing. There are words that you tend to use, sometimes even a similarity in the kind of characters that you create. This isn’t necessarily a conscious act; it is … Continue reading Put Your Stamp On It
When it comes to writing fiction, my natural inclination is the short story form. It is a self-contained slice which can cover the transformation of a person or situation, allowing for amazing depth within a confined word count. My starting point is often a writing … Continue reading The solution is seldom where you look for it