Monday, 1 January 2018

Two Blogs Become One

I don't know if you know it but I have another blog ("had" if you are reading this far in to the future). A blog where all things creative reigned... which is actually how this blog started out its life.

But recently I have come to the realisation that it would be if I just had the one blog and so I've decided to condense the two blogs in to one. So eventually my other blog - The Creative Life - will disappear (which is why I haven't linked to it - if the link is still over on the right feel free to visit while you still can).

So over the coming weeks things may change around here, my blogging schedule will change, posts previously unseen on this blog will appear in the archives (hopefully, I'm not all that technologically minded).I say weeks as I'm kind of lazy, so it will probably be that very little happens for weeks and then all the posts/changes will appear in one go.

I will try and deal with any dead links... but there will always be those ones that get away.

Bear with me... :)

Monday, 26 September 2016

Random Quote #302

If your writing doesn't keep you up at night, it won't keep anyone else up eithe.

James M. Cain

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Creatively Speaking... Or Should That Be Writing?

Don't you just love those moments?

The ones where you've got several story ideas and suddenly a couple of them crash together to form one super story?

I love those moments.

I've been furiously scribbling down notes this week after such a moment happened to me.

I had one character, a character that I had had a crack at writing a story for but it just didn't seem to sit right.

And then on the other side of my brain I had a group of characters, or maybe more of a concept. I knew there was a group I wanted to write about but wasn't sure how their story would unfold.

But then the first character who was lost in their own story crashed in to the other group (in my head it was kind a like when to wrestlers propel themselves off of opposite sides of the ring into each other).

And lo and behold my character now has a story that suits them more. And I can see what the purpose of the other group of characters will be.

So know I'm writing down notes and trying to outline the story (hopefully that will be completed before the start of NaNoWriMo 2016).

I've already realised that the story and the characters are too big for one book (unless I was willing to write a 1000 pager like some authors do so I've already worked out how to split the story up in to a trilogy.

When was your last eureka moment when it came to writing?

Monday, 19 September 2016

Random Quote #301

When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars.


Monday, 12 September 2016

Random Quote #300

Stories make sense when so much around us is senseless, and perhaps what makes them most comforting is that while life goes on and pain goes on, stories do us the favor of ending. 

John Hodgman