Category Archives: Writing Wednesday

Writing Wednesday: Meta-Documents

In the IT world, metadata is information about the data, such as when it was created, updated, deleted, who by, how big the file is, and so on. In writing, especially fiction, meta-documents are documents about the novel, rather than … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Square Brackets to the Rescue

When you’re writing your novel, do the words always flow? Do the ideas always come in the right order? Do you always have all the information you need at hand while you’re writing a scene? If you do, I’d like … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Outlining (Adept)

On Wednesdays I am talking about the writing of my new novel Adept, the second book in the Flight of the Kestrel series. Something I should have mentioned earlier is outlining. There are many people who prefer to take an … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: World Building (Adept)

I’m writing each week about the process of writing the second novel in my Flight of the Kestrel series, Adept. I put the first chapter in to the Feedback Group of my Writers Circle, and one of my friends pointed … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Make It Real (Adept)

I’m writing on Wednesdays at the moment about working to develop my second novel Adept. One of the things I tend to leave out in a hurried first draft is description. I went to see the film Allegiant this week, … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Lazy Writing (Adept)

As I said last week, I’m going to share with you on Writing Wednesdays how I’m creating my new novel Adept, the next in the Flight of the Kestrel series. I don’t know about you, but initially when I’m writing … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Creating the New Novel (Adept)

I’ve said elsewhere that the Flight of the Kestrel series started as plots for Star Trek. I didn’t want to write fan fiction so I created my own ship, the Kestrel. Once the Kestrel was created, however, the stories quickly … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Things I Learned About Writing from Falling Over

Last week I tripped in the street and bashed my face on the pavement. I also landed on my stroke-affected arm, spraining my wrist and badly bruising my hand. Consequently I have had more time to think than usual. Here … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: After Writing

You’re a writer because your head is full of stories that you need to tell. If you have the self discipline to keep writing, you eventually end up with a first draft. You put it away to get some perspective … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: 2015 Writing Roundup

Before we get too far into 2016 I thought it would be good to do a recap on the writing posts for last year. They fall into four categories: writing advice, advice from other authors, advice about post-writing topics, and … Continue reading

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