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World Building and Language Workshop

On Saturday 15 August 2020 I took part in the Romancing the Gothic's Gothic Creative Day via Zoom, leading a workshop on world building and language. The workshop was not recorded, but it was pretty popular, so I'd be happy to run it again. In the meantime, here are my slides for you to play… Continue reading World Building and Language Workshop

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#WriterlyWiPChat: July Q&A Week 4 (and a bit!) Part 2

Days 26-31 #SelfieSunday! Show us some good times! Do you specify when your WiP is set or do you prefer to keep it vague and timeless? The Crows had its own timeline, from April-May (although the year isn't specified, it can be inferred from the dates). The plan is to line up the stories by… Continue reading #WriterlyWiPChat: July Q&A Week 4 (and a bit!) Part 2

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#WriterlyWiPChat: July Q&A Week 4 (and a bit!) Part 1

Days 22-25 Do you edit as you go, or push through that first draft? It honestly varies. I do a little bit of editing as I go through, but the first draft will morph and shift under me through weeks of experimental writing until I get the plot and outline right, figure the characters out… Continue reading #WriterlyWiPChat: July Q&A Week 4 (and a bit!) Part 1

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#WriterlyWiPChat: July Q&A Week 3

Days 15-21 Share a line from your WiP [Work in Progress] or make one up! THIRTEENTHp. 22 ~ Beta Version, no contextWes grinned, smoke wreathing between his teeth and scrawling his vice across the dark, cold street. He took another vicious, glowing drag. “Still want to know what I’m doing this evening? Cos it still… Continue reading #WriterlyWiPChat: July Q&A Week 3

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#WriterlyWiPChat: July Q&A Week 2

Days 8-14 Something you like about your characters that's not necessarily the popular opinion. Oooh a tricky question, glad I'm not having to constrict my thoughts to 240 characters in a tweet... ~THIRTEENTH- Ricky Porter was one of the most popular characters in The Crows, and he's a gift of a character to write. I'd… Continue reading #WriterlyWiPChat: July Q&A Week 2