Getting into Character

Yeah, I know, you thought that was something only actors did, right? Not true. I like to get inside my characters’ heads when I’m writing and, to do that, I often try out the things they do. Within reason, or course. I mean, I wouldn’t wield an axe in my local Marks and Spencer or spend the night in a bath of cold water – I don’t think. Nah, my characters wouldn’t so that either. Not the axe bit at […]

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Surviving the Second Novel

I’m not sure how real authors do it. I’ve been trying for ages to figure out why writing the second novel is so much harder than writing the first. I know my characters better than I know most of my family, and I worked out the major kinks in the plot a long time ago. So it’s not that. There is a lot more going on in my life now than there was when I was writing Sanchin but, if […]

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Back in Action

Gosh if I had a penny for every time I’ve written an, ‘I’m back’ post on this blog I’d be able to retire and finally finish the second novel. Seriously though, if you’re going to jump ship for a while, don’t do it straight after the ‘Happy New Year’ post. It does kind of date things instantly. Anyway, I am back and I am writing again. I’ve poked the screenplay into the depths of my underwear drawer documents folder until […]

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Happy New Year

May 2011 be a good one for you, whatever your plans. I’m not doing the whole resolution thing this year because just thinking about it dooms me to failure within days. I spend so much time obsessing about whether or not I’m reaching my goals that I don’t actually do anything. Anyway, the year is off to a good start so far. The lizard is finished so all I need to do now is get the e-zine written up. That […]

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