Writing: Things reading has taught me

I just finished reading The Third Option by Vince Flynn. Overall, it was quite an enjoyable read. However, now that I’m wanting to write, I notice things in the story which stand out. I wish this wasn’t the case, but I think everyone who is thinking of/is/wants to be writing notices things about the books…

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WIP: Ninth Update

WIP: Ninth Update Word count: Approximately 4,500 I have just completed the first chapter! At first I found it difficult to get moving, but I realised that once I started, it was easy to keep the momentum. As I had previously mapped out what I was trying to achieve, I knew how the story had…

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The Characters Are Already Talking

The Characters Are Already Talking A few writers that I have been following have mentioned that the characters speak to them during the writing process. I have only just started, but already one of my characters told me that his job didn’t make sense. Having thought about what kind of person I was trying to…

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WIP: Eight Update

WIP: Eight Update Another week, more writing! Not sprinting, as I had to work on fixing my Mac. After I organised all my stuff for my writing, I felt I had to fix up my music setup as well. Formatting, reinstalling programs and updating has taken all weekend, but I now have a Mac that…

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Voice Recognition is Awesome But…

Voice Recognition is Awesome But… I’ve just installed Dragon Naturally Speaking and even though it does help to quickly convert speech to text, it does miss some quite common words. Will have to do some more training with it before it becomes quicker. Currently, my WIP is sitting at 1,000 words typed, many more waiting.…

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Organisation Is Crucial

Organisation Is Crucial I’m now in third gear with my writing, however, the more I am writing, the more loose paper I seem to be collating. Random ideas, thoughts and scraps of scenes pop into my head that I need to get down. Doing this is necessary, but it makes them very easy to lose!…

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WIP: Seventh Update – Sneak Peek!

WIP: Seventh Update – Sneak Peek! After a long wait, I finally started writing this week! I’m excited, but there is an air of caution; it’s so easy to become distracted and never finish, or get stuck on the never-ending roundabout of editing and rewriting. I haven’t set myself a time limit…well as long as…

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WIP: SIXTH UPDATE

WIP: Sixth Update Finally, time for an update! I’ve been doing some reading, which I usually find extremely relaxing. However, now that I have entered the writing phase, I have started analysing the writing rather than just reading the story. This is both good and bad; I’m noticing the way the story is structured, which…

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