A Bridge For The Furies: 2

Part 1 is here Gloria's life could be measured in rituals. Her first was to get out of bed, throw on sweats and trainers, drink a cup of coffee and then hit the road. She ran to the bridge and back. It was a quiet stretch of road, and that time of the morning, no … Continue reading A Bridge For The Furies: 2

Teeth

My erudition Is not deference Let me show you My teeth The fur upon my chest My thick thighs  Broad back To sweep you Into my embrace There is earth not dirt On my soul And you cannot wash it off Once you surrender Some small part Of you remains I clean you with my … Continue reading Teeth

Two Pages (05/11/16)

I shifted to a lower gear this morning, five pages against the previous sessions of ten, although I might get back into it this evening.  I'm now into the second act, which is where I really start to put my protagonist through the wringer. We test our characters because in adversity, we find out who … Continue reading Two Pages (05/11/16)

This morning's pages went deep into the supernatural/spiritual element of the book. It also allowed me to do a small measure of foreshadowing and make some connection to events that will pay off later in the book. There was a great degree of poetic license, sensory information and I aimed to capture the emotional power … Continue reading

Two Pages (31/10/16)

This morning's pages were really strong, robust and inspired. Yesterday's work was getting the ideas out onto the paper, today was about playing with that material, like clay or paint. You can communicate a large amount of information through the application of action and interpretation. That is done entirely by the reader, if you're good … Continue reading Two Pages (31/10/16)

Two Pages (30/10/16)

  This morning, with the new book, I worked on a little exposition, telling rather than showing, but that can be reshaped and parsed out. Sometimes it is good to get out on paper where you are going, and allows me to foreshadow as well. Not that it was a negative thing to do, you … Continue reading Two Pages (30/10/16)