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Back On The Words

Back On The Words

There is something quite special about being back in the writing zone. I’ve missed it. On the 27 July 2013 I finished my last novel, and since then I’ve been keeping my creativity going with editing Mr Tumnal, along with…

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An encouraging response

An encouraging response

So, yesterday evening I got the report back from the Beta read of Mr Tumnal. All writers, no matter how experienced they are, still get the same gut-wrenching fear when they let go of their latest work in progress to…

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First thoughts

First thoughts

So I’ve got 400+ pages of novel sitting before me on my desk. Some would probably call it wasteful resources to print out an entire first draft like this, especially as for the first time ever I intend to do…

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Honing those words

Honing those words

Last time I used Critique Circle was way back in 2007. The website tells me I only joined in November 2006 (although I have a memory of being part of it for much longer). I’m not sure why I have…

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Honing those words

Last time I used Critique Circle was way back in 2007. The website tells me I only joined in November 2006 (although I have a memory of being part of it for much longer). I’m not sure why I have…

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Not writers’ block but a block on writing

I’ve been going about my life, going to work, cooking dinner, reading books, watching television… living my life, with my novel sitting beside me at all times trying to get it past the current (now most-recent) scene. All the time…

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A Bigger Book

Plugged my current wordcount into the metre to be told that I’m 100% done. Umm, no… I’m close, but not that close. I’ve revised the word limit up for this novel up a bit. I guess I might as well…

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Absentee Writer

I have been an absentee writer to the story of my Mr Tumnal, and I hate myself for it. That’s not to say that I’ve not been busy and productive in other ways, but I always feel this way after…

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Away from the wedding crowds…

Kathryn drifted off to explore some of the other rooms, finding a long gallery filled with pictures – some old paintings and some modern photographs. She was drawn instinctively to one, recognising it immediately as herself, taken by Louis when…

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The story continues…

‎”To one side a slug quartet was playing…” oh, no, that should be string quartet…! Such was the realisation that I really should be able to read my own ​writing. Of course, on reading this, my darling emej was kind…

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All caught up

Back home and Kathryn retrieved up the screwed up ball of paper from under her deck and flattened it out. She stood and stared at it, trying to work out if she should or not. She got as far as…

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Blending the literary references

For much of part three of Mr Tumnal, Louis, is absent from the story. The Cold Winter is upon us, and Kathryn is being exposed to various literary popculture references. She is receiving seemingly unconnected Christmas presents from her friends…

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Reviews on the work in progress

I had a part review of the first eight chapter of Mr Tumnal from Sophie today. Whilst the first part of her critique filled me with horror: I’m enjoying your story, it’s quite a mystery. I still feel as if…

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Entwined In Legend

Kathryn felt the passion of this story more than any other. She felt the pain of Tam’s life in her heart, and through it a connection to it. Immediately upon finishing it she read it over again and returned to…

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Autumn Leaves

Had a bit of a revelation this week as regards the titles of four parts of Mr Tumnal’s story. Picking up on the auTumnal theme I now have: 1) Summers School; 2) Autumn Leaves; 3) Cold Winter; and 4) Spring…

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