Connective Tissue

I’ve been working on my first draft of House in Exile on and off for a while now. More off than on this past month, to be truthful. But leaving that aside, I’ve also been a bit haphazard which parts I’m working on.

Writing a First Draft

Another thing I’ve come to realise lately is that I need to change my way of thinking about writing the first draft of a work. At least, as far as of the House Valerius pieces are concerned. 

Forcing The Narrative

It might be the ever reliable staple of the teenage victim running up the stairs rather than out the front door; it might be a character doing exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time, triggering the next dramatic event. It doesn’t even need to involve characters, it could be some suspiciously useful (and unlikely) technology.

Story – Ossuary

I wrote a new small story earlier this week, after reading a flash fiction challenge posted on terribleminds, the website of @ChuckWendig.

Rules of Writing

As you may have gathered if you read my previous post, last week I had one of my periodic crises of confidence about my writing abilities and devoting as much time to it as I currently do. So I looked about to see what I could do to combat it.