Category Archives: pointless things of wonderfulness

NaNoWriMo: Or how to first draft…

With November less than a month away, and in the mildly self-aggrandizing of attempting to offer some advice to budding writers… This is the story of how I managed to write my first novel. It is also the story of how … Continue reading

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Darkest Fears: behind the masks…

The Last body hit the floor, blood spurting, screams dying, jeers and harsh laughter erupting around the hall. the stench was sickening, the incessant hum of the alien hive mind as oppressive as a giant fist pressing down on his … Continue reading

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Darker Wisdoms

Writers can be a dark lot at times… Terry Pratchett, who has many so many of us smile, and laugh, and filled us with joy once told his friend, compatriot and occasional co-conspirator, Neil Gaiman, that he wrote not from joy but … Continue reading

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Writing Novels: The rules

A writer should write what they want to write, and write it how they want to write it. This is a theory I have expressed before, and one I will continue to express. I am aware that some may disagree … Continue reading

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Physics and the Voodoo Doll…

Occasionally my dyslexic brain and the weird way it makes connections, goes off on an odd tangent and I find my self-thinking about something in a new way. New for me that is, not necessarily new because no one else has ever thought … Continue reading

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Sea Glass Revelations

A few miles north of my home are the seven beaches of Seaham. A wild and windy stretch of the County Durham coast line that stretches for several miles either side of the small village come port of Seaham on Sea. … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom 3

Words of wisdom from writers a little more famous than myself… Part of a very occasional continuing series of posts with writers quotes about the craft… And because I find myself in need of inspirational quotes as I launch myself … Continue reading

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