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Returning To Holly Black’s World

Returning To Holly Black’s World

After months of being able to type almost as much as I’d like to, my wrists have flared up to the point where I’m back to using Dragon even for relatively short things. I’m using it for this post, so I apologise for any errors. It’s frustrating, but I know I need to practice with it before I sit my first year exams, which I will almost certainly need to do using dictation because I just can’t write for three…

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Souls For Sale! Discount Prices!

Souls For Sale! Discount Prices!

So, I’ve never celebrated Hallowe’en, or indeed Samhain, or anything else associated with this time of year. But I’m aware of all the stories, all the symbolism, all the beliefs, and I’m pretty sure if you’re trying to get caught up with fairies, it’s a good time to be dancing around stone circles or something. It’s a time where the veils between worlds are at their thinnest, right? And I don’t know if you remember, but that’s a theme I…

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Your Friends Might Be Fairies

Your Friends Might Be Fairies

It occurred to me a couple of days ago that should a young adult who had previously appeared mostly normal turn around to me and inform me that they were a fairy / vampire / werewolf / other supernatural creature, I’d probably just roll with it. Sure, so I might suspect they read too much YA, but if they had any sort of proof (oddly coloured or glowing eyes, weird moving tattoos, fangs, or a series of absences on full…

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A Burst Of Light (TCWT)

A Burst Of Light (TCWT)

Had you read that one book you might also have known How the world can be changed in just one burst of light And what was right seems wrong, and what was wrong seems right… Okay, I’m paraphrasing Les Mis. Always a good start to a post, right? (Do not feel free to disagree.) Given that I’m hosting this months Teens Can Write Too! blog chain, it’s just as well I checked last night to see whether my post date…

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It Is Law

It Is Law

I recently discovered an aspect of writing that had previously never interested me, which I find amazingly fun, productive and inspiring. World-building. No, that’s the wrong word to use. I’ve done that before. I’ve drawn maps and invented beasties and described countries and worked out languages – I know how that works. I find it hard work and it’s not my favourite aspect of writing, but I do enjoy it. Law-making. That’s what I’ve been doing. I started out writing…

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My Brain Is My Hard Drive

My Brain Is My Hard Drive

My brain is my hard drive, and right now it’s a bit dead. Maybe it’s too full. I should clear some stuff out. Or maybe the fan got blocked and it overheated and melted. I’ve seen that happen before. Perhaps I need new virus protection. Visiting Tumblr is probably filling my head with all kind of bugs, corrupting it. Maybe I should just avoid the internet until I’ve strengthened the firewall. Or perhaps I’m fragmented. I should power down for…

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The Baby Novel Grows Up

The Baby Novel Grows Up

I wrote my first novel during National Novel Writing Month 2009. Having started on the 7th November with no plot, no characters – not even a genre – I winged it, and managed to write 50k in just 15 days, much to the surprise of my friends and family (who’d optimistically told me there was no way I’d manage it…). The novel was called A Sky Full Of Stars. I described much of the plot in my last post, mainly…

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Iron Cold

Iron Cold

A song/poem I wrote in my notebook earlier today. Let me know what you think! Write me a story, sing me a song Tell me it’s ending and we won’t be here long Watch the world burn as all right turns to wrong And hear the bells ring, hear the call of the gong. We ride through the night in the blackest shadows We’re tired and we bleed and everyone knows That we lost the fight with the dead when…

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The Voices In My Head Don’t Like You

The Voices In My Head Don’t Like You

So, it’s time for the Teens Can Write Too! blog chain for this month! Well, at the time I’m writing this post it’s not, because I’m writing it on the 8th and setting it to post on the 13th, as I’ve got nothing to do at the moment and I know it’ll take me a few days to get a properly decent post done anyway. The prompt for this month is How do you develop and relate to your characters?…

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“Gunshot” – A Poem

“Gunshot” – A Poem

This poem was written around a ‘deleted scene’ from my novel, an exercise in freewriting. It will make more sense to those who know the plot, but I hope you can all enjoy it. GUNSHOT i am alys hatton the gun’s too close to me i can hear it, and it’s deafening. BANG what deadly punctuation is this? wrapped up. too wrapped up – i have to see the – the others. are they there? who was shot? not her,…

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