First Steps

Like it says on the front page, I won summat this month. The maths, of course, is a lie. There's been a ton of submissions this year, and far more failures than successes. I've learnt so much, yet made minimal progress, if you decide to count acceptance as the benchmark. The reality, of course, … Continue reading First Steps

Making Your Mind Up The novel editing really started to work when I fixed my writing playlist. The thing is 25 tracks, hour and forty-one minutes of music that is now constructed as an accompaniment to my narrative framework. Having that playing as a constant background has given my mind the opportunity to 'live' in this imagined Universe for a … Continue reading Making Your Mind Up

NaNoWriMo 2017 :: The Beginning

Okay, people. November's always been a big month for words in this parish, and 2017 is already shaping up to be the most significant yet in terms of how I do the entire writing gig. I have decided what I'm writing and it is one of the many Works in Progress that has existed on my hard … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2017 :: The Beginning

Wood and Water :: One

As promised, today is a passage that originally began life as a short piece of an Open University creative writing assessment. It's subsequently been edited and now has the potential to start a short story. Enjoy He knows what they search for is close. The boy and his father have been travelling since first light, descending … Continue reading Wood and Water :: One