Monday 26 September 2016

Random Quote #302

If your writing doesn't keep you up at night, it won't keep anyone else up eithe.

James M. Cain

Sunday 25 September 2016

Creatively Speaking... Or Should That Be Writing?

Don't you just love those moments?

The ones where you've got several story ideas and suddenly a couple of them crash together to form one super story?

I love those moments.

I've been furiously scribbling down notes this week after such a moment happened to me.

I had one character, a character that I had had a crack at writing a story for but it just didn't seem to sit right.

And then on the other side of my brain I had a group of characters, or maybe more of a concept. I knew there was a group I wanted to write about but wasn't sure how their story would unfold.

But then the first character who was lost in their own story crashed in to the other group (in my head it was kind a like when to wrestlers propel themselves off of opposite sides of the ring into each other).

And lo and behold my character now has a story that suits them more. And I can see what the purpose of the other group of characters will be.

So know I'm writing down notes and trying to outline the story (hopefully that will be completed before the start of NaNoWriMo 2016).

I've already realised that the story and the characters are too big for one book (unless I was willing to write a 1000 pager like some authors do so I've already worked out how to split the story up in to a trilogy.

When was your last eureka moment when it came to writing?

Monday 19 September 2016

Random Quote #301

When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars.


Monday 12 September 2016

Random Quote #300

Stories make sense when so much around us is senseless, and perhaps what makes them most comforting is that while life goes on and pain goes on, stories do us the favor of ending. 

John Hodgman

Monday 5 September 2016

Random Quote #299

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. 

George Carlin

Sunday 4 September 2016

Creatively Speaking... Belated NaNoWriMo Countdown

I interrupt your regular scheduled post to bring you a belated NaNoWriMo countdown... it didn't occur until today that I had forgotten about the countdown... oops!

It might be something to do with the fact I haven't been at work for the last week so all the dates just sort of merged in to one... and even changing the calendar didn't stir any memories.

But better late than never...

So on the first of September there would have been

61 Days

to go until the start of NaNoWriMo 2016... doesn't sound like long does it? But seen as we are now past the first of the month as of today there are now only

58 Days

to go. (Two countdowns for the price of one - although I hopefully won't be making a habit of it!)