We are all human and we all make mistakes but that hasn't stopped me being quietly scathing when I have found errors in books - at least until I started writing my own. The thing that used to make me cross was when the name of the character pitched as the hero was accidentally swapped for that of the … Continue reading Friday 500 Writing Challenge – Update Four.
"Are you writing a book blog now?" Mark asked. I think he occasionally checks in just to make sure I'm not writing posts listing his faults. As he brought home a massive slab of chocolate cake and a hot chocolate for me recently, I'd say he's pretty safe at the mo. To answer his question, … Continue reading Friday 500 (And General Writing) Update.
Just over a month ago my friend Kate and I began our challenge to email each other 500 words every week of the new novels we were about to start - and, I'm happy to report, it is spurring us both on. Last week I sent her the final part of my draft chapter 1 - that's 4,100 words … Continue reading The Friday 500: One Month Update.
A few weeks ago Freya and I spent a fun morning with my friend Kate and her lovely children walking in the woods. As we are freelance journalists our work was naturally a key topic of conversation but we both also have aspirations to write a novel (Kate's already published a fabulous non-fiction book). That day, … Continue reading The Friday 500 Writing Challenge.