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Just Wrote these words…

Been re-writing the new ending for Aunt Enid this week. Just wrote two words: THE END. Tomorrow begins rewrites and edits.

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Surviving the Crash and Burn: NaNoWriMo Wrapup.

And that’s it. The end of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for 2016. The aim: to write fifty thousand words in 31 days – a short novel from start to finish. For more information on NaNoWriMo click HERE.  Those who ‘win’ gain glory and prizes – including discounts for writing software and editing, free eBook…

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Not Just Soggy Around the Middle

First read through and rough rewrites on The Department of Curiosities is progressing. I have a long list of notes for the next rewrite, more research of facts and scenes to change or exorcise. Rewriting the beginning is, in a weird way, fun. I can revisit the excitement of a new adventure. Help my characters grow and…

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It’s National Bookshop Day!

It’s National Bookshop Day. Despite the choruses of doom last decade, the  book is not dead. And neither are the purveyors of reading pleasure. According to this ABC story “Australian bookstores are still going strong” – and I am glad. Give me a paperback to shove my dog-eared bookmark into any day. I love bookshops. That won’t an…

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NaNoWriMo Wrapup

April Camp NaNoWriMo is coming to an end. My goal for this adventure was to complete as least 15000 words of Doctor Jack (30-35K words). Camp is useful that way – I can write new stories, revise, edit – whatever. But how to record the rewrites? The official camp information quotes one hour of rewrites…

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Writing in the Shadows

The Adventures of Viola Stewart: Three Shorts is now formatted and almost ready to publish. I am now in the middle of final rewrites (hopefully) of Doctor Jack, the next instalment of The Adventures of Viola Stewart. Doctor Jack is a novella length tale – an alternative historical retelling of a more malevolent subject. When I am…

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