I quote verbatim from a letter received from Julian (RIP). No, my once dear Honoré, you did not have to do it, and I don't believe a word from you about "being sorry". The truth, from my perspective anyway, is that you satisfied your petty jealousy, your ambition to have my beautiful wife - and, … Continue reading A character’s right to reply #amwriting
" But in the end we talked all night. Every story has a time to be told, I convinced her. Otherwise you'll be forever a prisoner to the secret inside you." ~ Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart She longed to see him, to hold him as she used to. But he was no longer there, so she … Continue reading #WritersWednesday: the Secret Space, Near You
Our blogs morph over time, as interests shift and life happens. Write a post for your blog — but three years in the future. September 28, 2016 The failure of my first book did not surprise me: it was expected, and I was prepared for it. Then there was the second attempt, in a very … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Ebb and Flow #amwriting
Yes today is some milestone. Book 1 of The Page is in edited first draft shape! Yes, loyal readers, it is READABLE! I am calling for beta readers, and looking for a professional editor. If you are interested please contact me.
From the very roots…
” I am writing a manifesto and I want nothing, yet I say certain things, and I am against manifestoes as a matter of principles, as I am also against principles…
I write this manifesto to show that one may perform opposed actions together, in a single fresh respiration.
I am against action and for continual contradiction, for affirmation also, I am neither for nor against and I do not explain for I hate good sense….
There is a literature which does not reach the voracious mass. The work of creators, sprung from a real necessity on the part of the author, and for himself. Consciousness of a supreme egotism where the stars waste away…
Each page must explode, either with the profoundly serious and heavy, the whirlwind, the dizziness, the new, the eternal, with the overwhelming hoax, with an enthusiasm for principles or with…
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Gillian's a gal!!
I want to tell you today about two people I care very much for. I have known them for a while, indeed, they are close friends. You may have met them already there. Writing this makes be smile. But I’ll let one of them, Daphnée, tell you, herself, how she met the other. So it … Continue reading #BlogMeMaybe: May 3 – May I tell you something about someone else? Daphnée and Sarah
Today I feel like a real author – and I’m one important step closer to publishing my novel. Can’t Live Without has just been sent off to the proofreader – yippee!
I’ve been a little quiet this week as I’ve been working hard to get it ready in time. I’m so excited I can barely sit still now, and before I do anything else I just want to say a really big thank you to all my wonderful beta-readers – that’s You! Thanks for all the comments, all the advice and support, and a special thank you to Emma and Bev. The book would not be as great as it is now without all your comments.
So, what next? This week I have a post coming about ISBNs – which books need them, and how many you need (you might be surprised) – and a rant about free ebooks. So…
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Names talk to us, readers and writers, dreamers, believers, lovers, children's names, characters names, book titles, cities names, river names: the Thames, the Seine, the Danube, the Mekong… Prague, Berlin, Barcelona, New-York, London, Paris, Sydney, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Oslo… Country names, names that evoke encounters, special moments, Chicago, Casablanca, Rome, Venice, Clichy (of Jours Heureux…), love, … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 16 – N is for Names
masculus, mascula, masculum: male/masculine, proper to males; manly/virile Reflecting on male characters… What influences us now in the development of a character? For a fiction writer the credibility of a character is important is it not? At least for the sort of fiction this writer fancies doing: fantastic maybe, but still anchored in real life. … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 14 – M is for Masculus