Here's a great article by Evie Gaughan on not putting off writing just because it's not 'good enough' yet. It's obvious that the only way to improve as a writer is to WRITE more. Maybe it's time to stop thinking and worrying so much and just do? via The Cinderella Complex – Waiting For Mr.… Continue reading The Cinderella Complex – Waiting For Mr. Write : Women Writers, Women’s Books
I have just finished writing Chapter Ten. Progress is achingly slow, I have a hundred little distractions (like this, and I need a cuppa coffee). Yesterday it took me from 12pm til 6pm to sit still long enough in order to type a meaningful sentence. How do people write huge volumes? I feel like the… Continue reading Moving a mountain one coffee spoon at a time.
My 100th blog post! Fifteen months ago I took a risk and applied for a job knew I wouldn't get. (I was right, I didn't). I had very little of the experience required but it sounded like my dream job. However, in the application process, I discovered the wonderful world of blogging, which is inhabited… Continue reading 100 Posts, 100 Words
A grand bit of craic: my writing prompt submission was posted earlier this evening over on Brave and Reckless’ Blog. TANKS, I’m deloited!! (Do you think that living in Ireland has rubbed off on me a little bit after thirteen years?
I am really excited and pleased by the amount of submissions I received for the Moon Ate the Dark Writing Prompt Challenge. I intend to post all of the submissions on Brave and Reckless. Please give a warm welcome to this group of new and experienced writers!
C’mere to me, I was just knackered like. I’d been up all night, and besides I was feelin’ fat. It was ‘that time of the month’ – again. I literally just shut my eyes for a moment there and did a massive yawn. I tell ya, I breathed in so deep, I could taste salt off your seas from all the way over here.
Janey Mack! When I opened my eyes all I could see was this blindin’ brightness. I thought to meself, ‘You Eejit, ye’ve gone and swallowed up the whole night!’
But then I blinked and saw it was only himself…
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For nearly a month I have been holding something very special to me close to my heart. I won an award but I haven’t been bold enough to show it off. Either a) I’m a little nervous that if I do someone will come and knock me back into my place. I think that’s indicative of a deeper problem. Or b) I’ve tried to wear a cloak of humility and discovered it’s shrunk a little and now I want to cast it aside, for which I hope you will forgive me. Or c) Timothy Pike has written this post in ‘What Inspires Your Writing’ and I now feel brave enough to share it.
It feels good to be proud of something I have done, now I would love for others to enjoy my story.
A huge thank you to Timothy for sharing this and creating the ChapterBuzz challenge, as well as to all those who voted for me.
Author Liberty Henwick Congratulations to Liberty Henwick! This talented crime novelist won the “Fan Favorite” award for her story-in-progress, P.S., during March’s 10,000-word writing challenge on ChapterBuzz.
Here she is to tell us how she does it!
Want feedback on your story? That’s what ChapterBuzz is for! Your readers can tell you what they think, allowing you to craft the perfect novel.
P.S. is the story of magazine journalist Jennifer Pendergast, who inadvertently uncovers a crime ring in Johannesburg that leads her into a dangerous poaching arena. As she follows the trail, she realizes that everything she loves will be at stake?and fights hard not to become a victim herself.
Here’s how P.S. starts out:
Jennifer Pendergast had twenty-two pairs of heels?one pair of shoes for each working day of the month plus two extra. And twenty-two different lipstick shades?which she picked not according to their colour…
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I have been anticipating this moment for the past few months with some mild yet bemused excitement. We are on holiday in South Africa but this is just a vast beautiful backdrop to the event that has been foremost on my mind. My blog has finally turned one year old! It seems strange that this… Continue reading One Year Later
I am reduced to drinking espresso, they are quicker to make. I am learning what it is to squeeze the necessary tasks of life into what I really want to be doing, ALL the TIME. I didn't imagine that my head would be crammed and attention arrested so entirely with this book writing process. I have… Continue reading Chapter Two -Arm wrestling with a novel, and life.