Monthly Archives: November 2013

Wordcount

I had hoped to pace myself alongside NaNoWriMo this month because I have the first draft of ‘Crossways’ to work on for an August 2014 deadline. So far I’ve written 15,000 words and the prospect of adding between 30,000 and … Continue reading

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Wordle

Wordle is meant to be word art, but it’s brilliant for identifying overused words. That’s not it’s primary purpose, of course, but since the most frequently used words come out larger in the resulting graphic, that’s certainly what it can … Continue reading

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Revision – First Pass

I’m currently in the process of revising my upcoming book to incorporate some of my publisher’s suggestions. Let’s call it Book One for the time being. This started out as a big, BIG book in one of its earlier incarnations, … Continue reading

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That Difficult Second Novel

One of the panels I attended at World Fantasy Con was on writing that ‘difficult second novel.’ As I suspected none of the panellists had easy answers. Most of them were in the process of or had just completed their … Continue reading

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World Fantasy Con

I’m a relative newcomer to SF conventions, having dipped a toe in the water cautiously a couple of years ago at Eastercon and become a con-convert. This year World Fantasy Con visited the UK (Brighton) so it was my first … Continue reading

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