Writing

Writing - novels, short stories, etc.

  • The Danube in the Snow
    100 Word Stories,  Every Photo Tells...

    More from Vienna

    My micro spin-off from Wiener Blut has now appeared at 100 Word Stories. It is called ‘Kardinalschnitte’ (after the cake which goes so well with Viennese coffee) and links directly into the back-story of this week’s main Wiener Blut episode,…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Podcast

    Wiener Blut

    My NaNoWriMo story broke the 42,000 word barrier, but fell short of the 50,000 required to ‘win’. This is not a bad thing, however, as the story is far from finished. The final result is likely to be somewhere in…

  • NaNo Write-in - Wien
    NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    We walked in the cold air…

    Progress on the NaNo novel is going well, having hit over 12,000 words today. My rate slipped a little on Friday as I was en route to the wonderful city of Vienna to visit Katharina, who you may be familiar…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    Introducing “Rubbing Pennies”

    Day 2 of NaNoWriMo and I have as many chapters of my story complete. The work-in-progress title I have given it is “Rubbing Pennies”, being the tale of a billionaire who is reduced to poverty and has a journey to…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    NaNo Begins

    NaNoWriMo has started and, at just twenty minutes in, I have 213 words written. It’s a long way to go, but it is a start. I have two main characters worked out and a pretty good idea of the first…

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    NaNoWriMo

    NaNo Prep

    Next month is going to be pretty crazy, with 50,000 words to get down in only 30 days, so a little preparation is required. The first thing to do is to clear the boards to make room for the novel.…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    NaNoWriMo 2010

    Two years ago I took part in National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo as it is known to its friends). The result, though still in need of some editing and fine-tuning, inspired me to move on to start Some Other…

  • Every Photo Tells...,  Podcast,  Short Stories,  Writing

    Every Photo Tells…

    I am very pleased to announce the launch of a new joint venture into podcasting fiction: Every Photo Tells… Every month a photograph is posted on the website and the hosts, Katharina from the Luscious Leftovers podcast and myself, take…

  • Podcast,  Some Other Scotland,  Writing

    I Should Be Writing

    Mur Lafferty, author of “Playing for Keeps” and the “Heaven” podcast series amongst other things, has recently posted an article written by me on her “I Should Be Writing” blog. The blog is the companion to her regular podcast aimed…