The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom should be finished by now, but I am still struggling to complete it. I think that I have realised the problem; it is not just one book. I do not know exactly how many books it is, to be honest, possibly three. Maybe four. I do not know. I … Continue reading When Your Book is more than One Book
I have been working very hard lately on completing my fantasy novel. I am almost there, but not quite. I find this the most frustrating part of the process, if I am honest. I can see the end but just cannot reach it yet. The actual writing part is close to being finished. There are … Continue reading No Orcs!
I have been working on a fantasy novel for quite awhile now but it seems to be getting stuck. At first I thought that this was a fault of the protagonist in that his character had not seemed to form in the way that I had expected. I did a review of him and quite … Continue reading Plotting the Story
I wish I had written the lyrics and not just used them for a title to this blog, but they belong to Messrs Jagger and Richards so I will have to be content with enjoying the song if not the sentiment. And the song is of course all about frustration. So is writing. In that … Continue reading I Can’t Get No Satisfaction
I set myself the target of October 2017 to publish the final part of the Sorrow Song Trilogy; The Blade’s fell Blow. I do not normally impose deadlines on myself, I know from past experience that I do not work well with them. This is partly because I have a medical condition that reacts to … Continue reading The Blade’s fell Blow
In a novel the ‘point of view’ (POV) is considered one of the most crucial elements of telling a story. I had a customer complain about the fact that in ‘The War Wolf’ I used what seemed to them to be many or multiple points of view. To date they are the only person to … Continue reading POV – Literally a Point of View
I have finished formatting the manuscript of ‘For Rapture of Ravens’. As e-readers use the ‘EPUB’ file format I decided to invest some time in using the ‘Sigil’ program. Previously I had simply loaded a Word copy of my manuscript but after I revised the original draft and loaded up a new version I was … Continue reading Formatting from Word ‘doc’ to EPUB
I have finished the second part of the Sorrow song Trilogy!Well, almost. The actual writing part is complete. I am now in the process of formatting the manuscript in Sigil, an epub file creator. I write using Microsoft’s Word, which I find to be an excellent word-processor, and as I use more than one computer … Continue reading Two Thirds There
I suppose it depends what type of writer you are, whether you are a planner who gets everything sorted well before the creative writing starts or if you are more like me, someone who prefers to get the heart of the story onto the page and then go back and sort things out a bit? There … Continue reading Insertions do not have to be painful!