By the time this post goes live, we'll be nearly a week into NaNoWriMo. Send help. Or you could have a look and find out what I'm writing about. . .
If you’re a writer with any sort of contact at all with the writing world, you’ll know that November is coming. Not only will you be aware that November is coming, you will be aware of what that means: NaNoWriMo.
Beyond Her Calling is a beautiful book about one girl's struggle to find her place in a world she doesn't always understand. AND if you make it to the end of the review, you could win a signed copy f your very own!
Kellyn Roth has recently released a wonderful new book, 'Beyond Her Calling'. You can read all about it here (as well as a great guest post on taking a break after finishing a first draft, and an opportunity to win a signed copy of 'Beyond Her Calling').
Chapters are strange creatures, used to divide up books into more manageable chunks. They mostly exist for those who have enough self-control not to read a whole novel in a sitting but they also serve to keep the reader in the story, prevent information overload, and help the author to adjust the pacing of the story and create suspense. But how long should they be?
People thinks and say such silly things sometimes, we're all guilty of it. But here are ten common misconceptions the rest of the world has about writers.
Candle Lane, the home of the Cult of Light, was mildly spectacular. Had I been there on holiday, I might have taken a moment to appreciate that the entirety of the avenue was illuminated in gold flame without the exception of a single crevice or corner, but there are reputations to be upheld when on duty. Besides, there had been a murder.
Back in May, I started the first draft of my current WIP (it doesn't appear on my WIPs page, sorry!). Though I haven't made as much progress as I wanted, here are some initial reflections on what it was like to begin the draft.
I am of a generation that had to be taught to use computers. Don't get me wrong, they're immensely useful but for most of history, books were painstakingly written by hand. Is one method better than the other though?
There are few writers who I have known from the beginning but Roald Dahl's voice has been there, shaping and influencing me and making me laugh for as long as I can remember. I would not be the writer I am today were it not for his incredible tales.