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Get Folked

Get Folked

I thought I’d do something a little different today (er, next week, because I’m doing that time-travelling post thing) and talk about music. I’ve got hugely diverse music taste, mostly because I enjoy anything that reminds me of my characters, but I also have a tendency to go through phases of obsession with a band and then not listen to them for two years. A friend of mine was responsible for introducing me to both Laura Marling and Emily Barker…

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A New Hope

A New Hope

Remember I was talking about the five-act structure used in tragedies in my last post? Act Four is the one that interests me. More than that: how act four is described in that particular definition interests me. (It’s not my definition. I found it online somewhere and I’m a bad person for not sourcing it.) “tension is heightened by false hopes/fears. If it’s a tragedy, it looks like the Hero can be saved. If not, then it looks like all…

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It’s Not About Writing

It’s Not About Writing

I’m sorry to anyone who isn’t interested in National Novel Writing Month, because a lot of my posts are going to be about it this month. But you know, to me, NaNoWriMo is about more than the writing and the wordcount and the NaNoisms, hilarious as they are. Earlier this week I wrote a guest post for the Teens Can Write Too blog on how NaNoWriMo changed my life. That was about writing. But that’s not what NaNoWriMo means to me,…

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Chaotic Beginnings (TCWT)

Chaotic Beginnings (TCWT)

What are you writing for NaNoWriMo? Briefly explain how this book idea come about. Then write a mock first page for the novel. That’s what the TCWT blog chain want to know this month, and in the past I would have found this more than easy. I mean, until recently my novel was fully planned – I knew my characters, I knew who the murderer was, and I knew a whole load about how it was opening and developing throughout…

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Hello, Wembley! (Part 2)

Hello, Wembley! (Part 2)

They’ve got seats, not like most of the other teenagers who are way down the front, having queued for hours to get the best standing places. The girl’s glad, because they’re all jumping up and down straight away and she knows that if she did that, her knees would go. It means they’re a bit to the side, but she can deal with that. She’s got her camera focused on the stage. “Don’t take a video!” Bella says. On the…

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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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A New Favourite Song

A New Favourite Song

Thanks to my sister trying desperately to introduce me to new music, I have a new favourite song. And so here it is … and I reckon it kind of sums up my last post as well. Frank Turner – “Long Live The Queen” I was sipping on a Whiskey when I got the call Yeah my friend Lex was lying in the hospital She’d been pretty sick for about half a year But it seems liked this time the…

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Terrible Tuesday: Because I forgot to post yesterday….

Terrible Tuesday: Because I forgot to post yesterday….

So, I’ve been having a great time writing songs, and here are the lyrics to ‘Anwen In Pink’. Demo will be up on YouTube shortly, thought you might like to see the writing side of it all… Anwen in Pink Born amidst the darkness, A child of fights and war, Who grew up in her mother’s arms, And who knows what she saw? We couldn’t hide forever They’d find us soon enough. I only thought to keep her safe, Don’t…

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The Art Exam – Part 2

The Art Exam – Part 2

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for. Checking my blog every day to read it. (You know, if you subscribed you’d never have that problem). It’s Part 2 of ‘The Art Exam’ … Um hi. I should draw :/ I spend more time rubbing out than I do drawing. How depressing is that? I think I’m going to finish this early. Not good. I really want to listen to music. They should let us. I mean, you can’t cheat in…

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