Archive for March, 2014

March 29, 2014

Bright Red Pen (Drive)

I have this bright red pen drive containing my novel. It’s on a cord so I can hang it around my neck and update the story, write extra chapters and generally go nuts on it whenever I am struck with a creative lightning bolt.

You may think this is a good idea.

I have lost the bloody thing.

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March 25, 2014

Drafts and the Devil

Wherever you look on the internet there seems to be much hand-wringing and head-banging about drafts. Such-and-such an author did a gazillion drafts and he still wasn’t happy or so-and-so re-wrote her novel from scratch 78 times until she perfected the characterisation.

Then you pick up a Dan Brown book and it reads like he wrote it in his dinner hour whilst he was paying more attention to Loose Women than actually writing a readable piece of work.

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