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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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A Short Deleted Scene

A Short Deleted Scene

A while ago I wrote a scene for Watching that I intended to include at some point in the second half of the book. So far, I have not managed to determine where it would go. It’s written a little ambiguously – it could be from the point of view of either of two characters – which would help with locating a spot for it. However, I’ve been reading through and I’m not sure I’ll be able to fit in….

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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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Shall I Compare Thee To … Stephen King?

Shall I Compare Thee To … Stephen King?

It’s always flattering, isn’t it – that one friend who loves your work no matter how crap it is. Sure it’s not all that helpful in the long run, but when you need a bit of an ego boost it’s kinda helpful. He’s read my book Watching, both the first draft and the fifth, so that’s an interesting experience in itself (they’re very different). I guess that means he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to my writing….

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Exciting Developments…

Exciting Developments…

…in manuscript terms. That is, I’m finally going to use my NaNoWriMo proof copy code thing to get a proof copy of my novel, Watching, from CreateSpace. I did this with a previous novel – which I now think is too terrible to let anyone read. So my family have not yet had the joyous sensation of reading my books Okay, can I just say that I just wrote a proper-length blog post of about 300 words, and WordPress lost…

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Who, What, Why?

Who, What, Why?

It’s never seemed very relevant because most of the people that read this blog either know me in real life or from the internet, so they know what I’m talking about. But what if you don’t? I’ve realised that I’m always going on about editing and reading and how full my life is – and to people who are new here, that’s not very helpful. You don’t know what I’m editing. You don’t know why my life is full. Heck,…

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