To celebrate hitting 50k in my current WIP, I thought it might be nice to share an excerpt with you. It's a first draft. It's messy in so many ways. But it matters.
1642. The Puritan colony of Massachussetts Bay. A young woman gives birth. The problem? She has not seen her husband in nearly two years and no one knows if he is still alive. So Hester Prynne stands, her child in her arms and a red A emblazoned on her chest, determined never to utter the father’s name.
S. G. Willoughby shares with us four tips for spoonies who are struggling to find the energy to write.
What if I don't have the kind of talent it takes to write a book? Is talent even a real thing?
I've found that over time there are certain songs that I associate strongly with each WIP. They're not theme tunes as such, but they hold something of the WIP's aesthetic.
Goals Update: It's always at the halfway point that I begin to struggle. The excitement of the beginning has fizzled and it's still a while before the end will be in sight, hence I'm calling it The Battle of Halfway Hill.
Once upon a time, there were some teachers, two exasperated parents, a child psychologist, and an unexpected book recommendation.
A Roald Dahl classic about a grisly old grunion with a mouth like a puckered up dog's bottom, and one little boy's revenge.
In which, eleven questions are answered, eleven facts are given, and eleven questions asked. . .Or something like that.
The curious thing about writers and writing websites is that they spend a lot of time talking about writing and how to write and what to write, and reviewing books that other people have written, but there doesn't seem to be much out there about the ins and outs of physical books. Here are five binding techniques used today.