Trials lie in wait On every corner I hold within A spark of purpose I am earth, air, fire, water And all things Within it Undefined By anything Beyond will And purpose. Each quiet hour Before dawn Pen makes Love to paper Fingers seduce The keyboard If you would Find me anywhere Find Me There.
(This is a photograph of a bar designed by HR Giger. I know, right?) Previous episodes are here, here, here and here. Cara ushered them through a set of double doors into a small lounge, where chairs shaped like clam shells were arranged around rectangular tables. Which would not have attracted anyone's notice aside from … Continue reading A Bridge For The Furies 5: Performance and Cocktails.
I'm now 65 pages into Strange Lights, the second act is always the roughest part of a first draft, a period without the enthusiasm of the first or the determination of the third, and it's where the majority of the book happens. It's a change of location, and a focus on a character who has … Continue reading Two Pages (07/11/16)
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
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)