2016: BOOKS, TV AND MOVIES

BOOK OF 2016: I read a lot, and of the books I've read that have been released this year, there are two that I felt warranted particular mention. THE FIREMAN by JOE HILL. I have this on audiobook and on the Kindle. Joe Hill has been a writer whose work I will always gravitate towards. … Continue reading 2016: BOOKS, TV AND MOVIES

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Two Pages (07/11/16)

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)

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)

Two Pages (29/10/16)

I am now eleven pages into the new book, it's starting to find it's voice, and the balance between the language and the story is pleasing. You learn from your failures in writing, and those lessons are the soil from which your next work grows. For instance, I'm far more aware of narrative tension as … Continue reading Two Pages (29/10/16)