Isn’t it funny how your knees buckle in the face of disaster? How the world suddenly crumbles around you, leaving only the sudden, desperate focus on the one thing that went wrong? Suddenly all joy seems to have evaporated from your life and the only thing left is the inevitable, negative self-talk that we writers know all too well. Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid. I am … Continue reading 5 Ways of Coping with Writing Disaster
Is the past worth dying for?
Ember Harris lives in a world ruled by science in which humanity has lost touch with the ideals of the world we know. Continue reading “New World Short Story: Carousel”
During my failed attempt to write a novella in 24 hours, I pushed myself through two 12 hour stretches of marathon fiction writing last weekend.
And so the experiment concludes. Having written 20357 words in 24 hours, I can’t say that I am exactly sorry to find that I don’t have a novella but a robust, detailed outline for a novel on my hands.
Whilst I am wrestling with my #24-Hour-Novella, I am handing over to Stephen King for this week’s writing tips. Enjoy! Continue reading Writing Tips From Stephen King
It is with great excitement (and some butterflies in my belly) that I announce the ultimate writing challenge, which I am determined to take on over this coming weekend.
If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison Continue reading On Books: Toni Morrison