Like any other marathon, drafting a novel is a test of stamina, fitness and endurance. It’s a long haul – and, just like it’s running equivalent, you can be going well, feeling good, writing at a steady pace, when all … Continued
Writing fiction relies so much on the power of creativity that it’s tempting to think you need to switch off, or at least suppress, the logical, planning and organising functions of your mind. Just let your imagination run wild, pour … Continued
Sometimes, when you’re planning a scene in a piece of fiction, you feel that you really need to be where the action takes place, and see the scene as your character sees it.
There’s a saying, attributed to more than one author, that you’ve got to write a million words before you’re ready for publication. If that’s true, and I’m inclined to believe it’s certainly part of the equation, then it’s proof – … Continued
Welcome to the first post of Cutover Writing, my blog about making the transition – or cutover – to writing. There’s nothing more exciting and full of possibility than starting the journey towards achieving a new objective. It’s a time … Continued