Taking It Easy

Writing has not been happening recently, I'm reducing my sertraline (anti-depressant) dose so giving myself a bit of a break for most things. Instead I've been doing a few sketches of my protagonist which has been fun. Creating outfits has helped with character development and world building. I shan't be talking about Me and White … Continue reading Taking It Easy

Slow Progress is Still Progress

Today I set a fifteen-minute timer and let my mind loose on an unwritten scene. A release from the minutia of revision, I'd like to set more time aside for this, a chance to let the characters develop organically through dialogue and action. If you've been following me you'll know I have set up a … Continue reading Slow Progress is Still Progress

Getting Back Into It

I had a late start to the day, anxiety has spiked for some reason. Yesterday I gave feedback for writers group. It took a lot of brain power. Missing two weeks affected me far more than I thought. I enjoy giving a critique, it's a fun way to learn how to be a better writer … Continue reading Getting Back Into It

Relationships

The past few days I've been struggling with stomach cramps. hot water bottle and curled up in bed. Writing didn't happen, or at least not much. the hour change was a pain in the ass too. If there was any year we could all collectively ignore British Summer Time it's this one. What does it … Continue reading Relationships

Virtual Birthday Party And Character Motivation

It's a bit of a late post tonight. today is my mum's birthday and we've been having fun playing virtual board games, Saboteur to be precise. We managed to get the whole family together for a games night. Earlier in the day we sang happy birthday with the two grandchildren. They had a cupcake each … Continue reading Virtual Birthday Party And Character Motivation

Pinwheel, Carriage, Scour

Today I worked on a piece for 3elements. Can't say I'm entirely sure i'll get it done on time but it's an enjoyable short story to write nonetheless. The Theme, or rather three themes for this submission are: Carriage, Pinwheel and Scour. So far I have an old woman living in a Burton Wagon with … Continue reading Pinwheel, Carriage, Scour

A Very Writery Week

Jumping around like a a puppy this morning seeing my work published in Dear Damsels. SCARECROW | In Rebekah Graves’ short story, a loved one makes an unusual return"When she was done it was hardly possible to tell the remains of bone and birch apart. This was what stood before her now. Stuffed with straw … Continue reading A Very Writery Week

Trace Your Logic

Today I look on the tricky task of skin colour in my novel. Even though my world is pure fantasy I want to be mindful of perpetrating negative stereotypes. I turned to Writing with Color (as a Brit it kills me to spell colour without the u). The website is an absolute treasure trove. After … Continue reading Trace Your Logic