At what point in time do you give up on a story? Some people don’t put books down, even if they’re terrible, they just persist. Bad could be terrible for several reasons, and only you, the reader, know the answer to that question, and everyone is different. I’ve compiled a few reasons why I’ve DNF’dContinue reading “DNF a book? Why?”
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Married with characterisation
By Amanda Breeze “What? You write with your husband? Together? How does that even work?“ Not surprising, this is a common reaction when we say we write as a husband and wife author team. People are baffled to learn our marriage has survived, let alone prospered under the pressure authors commonly face (particularly first-time ones).Continue reading “Married with characterisation”
When the story starts/continues…
Some authors can bang out books in just a few weeks, while others take years to perfect that masterpiece, and others who spend so long world-building, they only release a few books in a lifetime. J.R.R. Tolkien is one author I’m thinking of when I say this, but that, by far, is not poking funContinue reading “When the story starts/continues…”
Another day, another…
My time being a full time author is coming to an end. Last year, I had a certain situation at work that put me on medical leave with insurance. That insurance has now expired, but I don’t think the location based issues have been fixed. The hard choice of returning to these problems while keepingContinue reading “Another day, another…”
Life moves pretty fast…
Steve Miller was right when he wrote the lyrics – Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’; into the future.It seems like only yesterday when I applied for a 10 week residency at Queensland Writers Centre (https://queenslandwriters.org.au), and as of next week, will be my last in their offices full time. I have to say, I’mContinue reading “Life moves pretty fast…”
July – Such a month
It’s been a month or more since posting here, but so much has happened in July, I’m not sure where to start. Let’s start at the release. July 1st was the first day our book was available for purchase in either ebook or paper back. It was a rather quite affair with the human malwareContinue reading “July – Such a month”
How many levels are there in life?
I like to think life is a little bit like a computer or a role-playing game. As you do things, you get better. Recent studies might have debunked the 10,000 hours to become a master at something (just do a web search for ‘how many hours to perfect something’), but that’s not to say itContinue reading “How many levels are there in life?”
Complete second write, almost finished and publishers, Yay!
I have almost completed my second write of the novella. It’s grown from 24k to almost 30k. By the time I have finished with the last 20 pages, it’s going to be over the 31k boundary. I think once the second write has concluded, I’ll be ready to see someone for professional developmental editing, justContinue reading “Complete second write, almost finished and publishers, Yay!”