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.