Hi there, I’m just checking in to offer a few of my thoughts on Act IV of Cameron Cloutier’s Twin Peaks fan film, Queen of Hearts. And also to try to get “Groove is in the Heart” out of my head. This one took us to a number of places and in a number of […]
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Hi everyone, It’s nearly four years now since I finished the first draft of The Ardenna Crossing: Between Two Worlds. Back then, it was just called The Crossing. I’ve tinkered with it and changed it; checked and double checked and now I’m all out of excuses. It’s time I shared it with all of you. […]
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Hi everyone, Just a quick update. In the middle of all the poetry I’ve been writing in the first couple of weeks of this year, I’ve also managed to finish my rewrite of The Ardenna Crossing. Yay! I think there’s maybe a couple more little bits that I need to change, and I had a […]
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Hi there, As I said a few weeks ago, I am looking at some rewrites of the beginning of my book. Part of the process is what is referred to as ‘killing your darlings.’ That is the process of cutting large chunks of writing that you are really in love with but that ultimately don’t […]
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Hi there, I went a bit quiet for a while on this front. I was licking my wounds after the feedback I received from my editor. Firstly, some advice. If you’re waiting for this kind of stuff to come in, and you happen to check your email at 3am when you wake up to feed […]
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Editing begins Hi everyone, Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve finally found an editor to look at the book. I have enlisted the services of Therin Knite, of Knite and Day Publishing, who comes to me highly recommended. She is starting work on a developmental edit tomorrow, which I expect to […]
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Thought I’d put out a little ‘state of the nation’ post. Firstly, to let everyone know where things stand and when they can expect some movement. Secondly, to figure all that out for myself. The Ardenna Crossing: Between Two Worlds The first novel in the series is completed and is at the 3rd draft stage. […]
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Today, I’m starting the process of writing the second draft of The Crossing, thanks to the great advice I received from Katie Clark and author, Leslie E Heath. So far, I’ve taken out a load of instances of passive voice which slows the pace of the story. Additionally, I have found 128 uses of the […]
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