The Novel Dilemma – When should you quit your WIP?

I have a dilemma and I need your advice. I have a 79,000 word WIP and I think I’m on the verge of abandoning it for the foreseeable future. Here’s why: In November 2012, as part of Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month), I wrote almost…

Why you should be listening to podcasts – grabbing inspiration on the move. 

  Podcasts are a great way to multi-task – getting advice on writing from shows like Writing Excuses, listening to the musings of comedians like Bill Burr or getting hooked  on true crime stories like the brilliant Serial. I’ve been listening to podcasts for several…

No one said it would be easy . . .

This will be a short post as I still intend to do a “Review of the Year/Looking Forward” type piece to kick off January, but yes, I feel I have neglected the Kelly’s Eye blog of late – my last real post being way back…

Don of The Dead episode 4 – Don’s School Reunion

Don of The Dead – Series Overview Don is recently deceased but didn’t quite make it to the other side, so seems doomed to join the rotting ranks of the undead rubbing shoulders with the living who have now begrudgingly accepted that some people just…

Writing – taking stock and moving forward.

It’s been a few weeks since my last post – I had a manic time at work, followed by a fantastic two week holiday. Now I’m back, refreshed, recharged and ready to write. Actually, I was ready to write after only a few days away,…

Flash Fiction – Tears of a Clown

This challenge was to write a 100 word piece containing the dialogue, “What are you lot doing here?’ Here’s what I came up with (100 words): ——————————————– Tears of a Clown Ken was dead. When he opened his eyes, he found he was beside a…

Flash Fiction – A Recipe For Love?

This week’s writing challenge was to write 150 words on anything; however verbs and adjectives  ( and nouns where possible) had to have a gastronomic/food connection. I found this challenge very tricky. I’m not sure I have adhered strictly to the rules, but here is…

15k in May – Writing Challenge. Week 3 Update

Only a very quick update of where I am in the 15k in May writing challenge – my attempt to add at least another 15,000 words to my WIP by the end of this month. I’ve found this week to be very tough going and…

Flash Fiction – She Is There And I Am Not

This week’s challenge was to write 150 words using the picture as our prompt. Here’s the 148 word piece I came up with. —————————— She is There and I Am Not. One final glance before I leave this place. I know that I should feel…