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Novel Writing – Back on Track (again)

This is one of my weekly updates on the progress of my debut crime novel, Safe Hands, about an ageing safe cracker forced out of retirement for the sake of his dying wife and a son that hates his guts. In last week’s post I…

Novel Writing – Fail to plan . . .

Last week I talked about the work I’ve begun on redrafting the beginning of my novel, ‘Safe Hands’ – focusing specifically on my opening chapter and prologue. This week, the ‘plan’ was to complete the structural work on the novel – by discarding the current…

My Debut Novel, ‘Safe Hands’ – The Story So Far

I have mentioned my debut novel from time to time on this blog, but it’s been a while so in preparation for my upcoming weekly updates, I thought it might be an idea to bring you up to speed with what it is and where…

How Hosting a Podcast Has Changed My Writing Life

Hosting a podcast is changing my writing life. I know, I know. We’ve been here before. Me talking all excited and motivated. Telling you about how I’ll be blogging every week. But this time I mean it. Honest. Wipe that smirk off your face and…

New Year Goals – don’t say the ‘r’ word!

New Year’s Day is for nursing hangovers and banishing the regrets of last year, which is why I’m writing this on January 2nd. Yes, it’s that time again. Time to lay out my reso – NO! DON’T SAY IT! Let’s use goals, targets, milestones –…

Giving myself a stern talking to – Write Up to Date #5

It’s time to give myself a stern talking to. It’s been a few weeks since my last update and that isn’t good enough. I detailed the reasons for my malaise in that post, and won’t repeat them again. In any case, it doesn’t matter. For…

Write Up to Date #4 – Coming Up For Air

If anyone has been paying attention, you will notice I am more than a week late with this post. Life and, unfortunately, Death pushed my writing to the sidelines for a while. Sadly, my Grandad passed away on May 1st. It was sudden, unexpected and…

Write Up To Date #3 – He shoots . . . He misses!

   Let’s get straight in to it. Here were my aims for last week, along with the mixed bag of outcomes:- 1. Write minimum of 1500 words on novel – 300 words written. 2. Write minimum of 1500 words on crime story – 1100 words…

Write Up to Date Post#2 – The Nearly Man

It’s that time of week again. No excuses. Last week I set my writing goals for the week. Here’s a summary of what I was aiming to do – along with how I got on: 1. Write minimum of 1000 words of novel – ACHIEVED…

Time for ACTION! Writing Goals – Write Up to Date Post Number 1

This is the first of my ‘Write up to date’ posts. These will be weekly updates and in addition to my regular blog posts. The idea is for me to better plan my writing activities, become more accountable and to bring you ‘Write up to…

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