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    Obscurities – Inside the Package

    Time for a little more behind-the-scenes about Obscurities. The text side of the whole package was put together with Scrivener, which I use for all my writing, but this time I dug deeper into the facilities within the software than…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Some Other Scotland,  Writing

    Pushing Forty

    For the final weekend of NaNoWriMo I’m pleased to have hit the 40,000 word mark – a milestone worthy of comment, I think. That leaves only 10,000 words to hit the NaNo goal, but I think, from progress so far,…

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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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    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…