So, I'm drafting my new story right now, but instead of using the NaNoWriMo put anything down and don't look back method, I'm trying to write quickly but I am taking time to edit things a little.Such as:Last night, I was writing some of Chapter Two. I'm wrapping that chapter up. And as I typed, … Continue reading Drafting Chapter Two
I started thinking about this---how do I come across books? How do I hear about books? What makes me decide to read one book over another one? I was thinking about this because I'm reading two quite different things right now and I wanted to read each of them for different reasons.Plus, it's useful to … Continue reading How I Come Across Books: Reaching Readers
Happy Birthday to You!Happy Birthday To You!Happy Birthday, dear blooo-oogg...Happy Birthday To You!So, seven feels like a pretty momentous number of years to be blathering on about nothing on the Internet.Of course, in that time I've gone from posting Book the First to making all the lurches and adjustments as a writer as you write … Continue reading Happy 7th Birthday, Sunflower’s Scribbles!
I recently began rewriting the Victorian novel that I started forming ideas for in 2014, according to the notebook I use to jot down notes for that story. As usual, in the intervening time, there have been changes to the idea.In 2014, I wanted to write it as half Victorian and half contemporary. I drafted … Continue reading Victoria, Ursula, and Beatrice
Letters From A Lost Generation: First World War Letters Of Vera Brittain And Four Friends: Roland Leighton, Edward Brittain, Victor Richardson, Geoffrey Thurlow by Mark BostridgeMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThis book gave me a terrible feeling in the belly in some places, because these letters, albeit edited, are the real words and thoughts of … Continue reading Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth, and Letters From a Lost Generation