Category Archives: Writing

NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day Twenty-Seven

Waking up this morning, I was on 45,846 words. Without anything else pressing to do today, I decided, “Screw it, let’s see if we can finish.” So after about an hour’s writing in the morning and a longer sprint this … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day Twenty

Where NaNoWriMo is concerned, conditions in the last full week in November are looking less than ideal, with some late nights and other commitments eating into potential writing time. Yes, the real world comes first, but it would still hurt to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day Eight

How’s NaNoWriMo 2016 going so far? Well, I’m technically behind, though not by much. Turns out that throwing yourself into writing a story is harder when you’ve only had a day to recover from eight-hour time difference jet-lag. I was … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day One

Hello! There haven’t been any posts for the last couple of weeks as I’ve been away on a wildlife watching holiday in the Philippines – of which there will be a full report in due course. I can’t afford to … Continue reading

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Order of the Phoenix, and Tales of Zombies!

There’s a couple of things to mention in today’s post. First, Rachel, Abby, Jeremy and I have had our fifth Harry Potter film discussion, for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, talking about the characters’ respective roles and … Continue reading

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Update: Camp NaNoWriMo and Harry Potter

A couple of things to talk about right now. Firstly, I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo for this month – though maybe ‘doing’ isn’t the right word, because it’s proving a hard job. My aim was to finish the story I … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Twenty-Nine – Done It Again!

It’s been a hard NaNoWriMo this year. Not just because of the words struggling to come – that happens to me more often than not around the two-thirds mark – but because of the demands on my time. I’ve had … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015 – Day Sixteen

I haven’t posted a NaNoWriMo update since Day Four, but honestly, there hasn’t been very much to report. I’ve done NaNoWriMo so many times now that I’m familiar with the process, and have just been steaming ahead. But no NaNoWriMo … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015 – Day Four

“Here begins the private journal of Fortunata Conalldin, princess of Lacertra, daughter of King Brutus and Queen Joanna, most glorious and beautiful of…No. I can’t start this diary like that.” Since a few kind people said they liked the opening … Continue reading

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The NaNoWriMo Tag

Another National Novel Writing Month is upon us! Preparations have been a bit slow and difficult this year, but I think I’ve got everything I need. My friend Rachel has been talking about NaNoWriMo on YouTube, and completed the NaNoWriMo … Continue reading

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