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An Excerpt From my Novel

Here is an excerpt from a novel that I am still currently writing. It is a crime fiction/thriller novel and it is my second in that genre. This is still very much a first draft and I haven’t checked through this section – so please, go easy on me! But, as always, all feedback is […]

Another Excerpt From My First Novel

This is an extract from my first novel. It is an ambiguous, reoccurring dream which my mentally ill protagonist suffers from after killing his young cousin. Enjoy! A dream: I ascended into the evening sky, beyond the feathery clouds. The stars were liberally caressing me as I became levitated, gravity had been subjugated, and it […]

The All-Important Rewriting Process

So you’ve finished the first draft of your piece of writing. You’ve spent a lot of time working on it and now you’re finally done. To you I say: well done! Give yourself a pat on the back, but the truth of the matter is, you aren’t done yet. Not by a long shot. All […]

Random Blogging #9: The First Draft is Done!

Today is a glorious day! No not the weather – we’re in England! But a glorious day because, today is the day during which I completed the first draft of my 2nd novel. Now give me my round of applause! I started writing it in February and now, here we are 3 months and 77,000 […]

A Quote

I came up with this quote the other day when I was looking back over my achievements over the past 6 months. This quote is one that I really need to learn and pay attention to myself, as it is often the thing which I struggle the most with. My two main struggles at the […]

Another Chapter From My Second Novel

I have decided that I want to share with you another chapter from my second novel. In this chapter, the reader is introduced to two of the novels main characters: Randall Brookes – a cold, merciless detective who has spent the majority of his life attempting to solve crimes. And also, Andrew Quinn – he […]

Opening Chapter of My First Novel: Subsiding Happiness

This is the opening chapter of my first novel: Subsiding Happiness – a tale of inner turmoil and profound melancholy. I started the novel midway through 2014 and I only just managed to finish my first draft at the end of 2015. Progress was slow and motivation was scarce. It was tough taking on a […]

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