Monthly Archives: July 2010

Kylie Chan talks about Sustaining Plots

Kylie has kindly offered a Giveaway of her latest book ‘Hell to Heaven’ for one lucky reader of this blog.(See the question at the bottom of this post). When I originally started the Dark Heavens series I had a basic … Continue reading

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Characterisation through View Point, revealed by Action

Something that Richard said in his post during the week got me thinking about characterisation. ‘I find I’m creating characters in pairs or multiples or contexts – they only exist when they start bouncing off one another, or bouncing off … Continue reading

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Nearly There

I’ve been somewhat lax here of late, mainly because I haven’t been lax in writing the third Death Works Book – it’s become my morning afternoon and evening these last few weeks, which is fun because I love watching my … Continue reading

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Running dry?

Hi! This doesn’t relate to anything – except a discussion elsewhere, on whether you eventually get to a stage in writing where creation becomes more difficult because you’ve used up all your best settings, your best story ideas, your best … Continue reading

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