Novel Writing Questions 3: Volumes, Parts and Other Dividers

In some of the books I've read (like American Gods, which I'm currently reading), the story is split in to different parts, usually three. I think this is a callback to when novels were released in volumes (like Jane Eyre) rather than in one block. Nowadays, they can serve to divide up the narrative. It's a… Continue reading Novel Writing Questions 3: Volumes, Parts and Other Dividers

Weekly Update (16.04.2017): A very productive weekend indeed

Currently reading: The True Blood Omnibus by Charlaine Harris Weekly Novel Word Count: 7,015 Weekly Short Story Word Count: 415 Weekly Fanfiction Word Count: 543 Well, I'm not exaggerating when I say that I am incredibly pleased with the progress I've made today. I wanted to try and write 1000 words each day. Not really… Continue reading Weekly Update (16.04.2017): A very productive weekend indeed

Weekly Update (09.04.2017) Of More Words and New Ideas

Currently reading: The True Blood Omnibus by Charlaine Harris Weekly Novel Word Count: 5,430 Weekly Short Story Word Count: 905 Weekly Review Word Count: 564 Weekly Fanfiction Word Count: 1,616 Here's the formula for perfect productivity in writing: ambient soundscapes + disconnection from the Internet = at least 600 words per weekday and over 1000… Continue reading Weekly Update (09.04.2017) Of More Words and New Ideas

Weekly Update (02.04.2017) Of Recoveries and Increased Efficiency

Currently reading: The Map of Bones by Francesca Haig Weekly Novel Word Count: 4,150 Weekly Review Word Count: 1,293 Weekly Short Story Word Count: 756 Weekly Fanfiction Word Count: 1,660 I seem to be making a good recovery from my strain last week and so haven't had anything but failures in my willpower to stop… Continue reading Weekly Update (02.04.2017) Of Recoveries and Increased Efficiency

Weekly Update (19.03.2017) – Of No Distractions and Lots of Words

Currently reading: Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan (one of my favourite authors) Fortnightly Fiction Word Count: 14927 Fortnightly Review Word Count: 1993 As you've probably noticed, I didn't make a weekly update last week. That was because I was on holiday at that time and decided that I was going to use that time as a… Continue reading Weekly Update (19.03.2017) – Of No Distractions and Lots of Words