Writing a Character Driven Novel

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

I’ve completed four novels to date, all connected with some form of writing competition; three NaNoWriMos and one 3DayNovel; a 23,500 word submission which subsequently expanded into a 60,000 word novel. The one that I’m working on now is the first non-competition generated novel. It’s also the most character-driven and has some of the thickest […]

Just writing moments; Doing the 3 Day Novel

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Over the September long weekend I did the 3 Day Novel. I don’t want to write about that experience so much (though if you write fiction and have never tried it, give it a go!) but I went through a new, for me, writing experience in the process. I was uncertain about participating in the […]

Sewing together a new first draft

Monday, December 19th, 2011

One of my objectives of having a blog is to track the learning experiences of the process of learning to write fiction so this particular entry is an attempt to log some of the things that I’ve noted recently. Currently I’m working on a second version of the first draft of my 3DayNovel. I don’t […]