I’ve almost finished the second draft of my novel

The time’s gone really quickly, but I’ve been working on my third novel, Human Zoo, for about two months. My original goal, when I found out I was moving to Canada, was to write multiple novels by the end of 2022. As with all creative plans of mine, the reality has transpired to be muchContinue reading “I’ve almost finished the second draft of my novel”

I have so many notebooks

An unreasonable amount, really. I have 10 on the go, to be precise. That might seem obscene. What the hell am I doing with 10 notebooks? Surely you don’t use them all? Actually, I do. Most of them every day. You see, every notebook I have serves a different purpose. I have one conventional writer’sContinue reading “I have so many notebooks”

How to Plot a Novel

How does one plot a novel? I am by no means an expert. But I do have a few thoughts I would like to share. Firstly, I would like to state that this is not one of those guides that outlines the exact process. There are plenty of writers out there that have written aboutContinue reading “How to Plot a Novel”

More Paintings! (and a writing update)

Autumn feels like it’s in full swing now. Here in New Brunswick, Canada, the warm temperature has left it feeling more late-summer than early-fall. And I suppose it really is still summer here. Whereas, back in the U.K., this time of the year feels very autumnal. This time of year, I want to be goingContinue reading “More Paintings! (and a writing update)”

Writing Update – August was a productive month

Throughout August my focus centred on completing the first draft of my third novel, Human Zoo. I did so in a bit of a hurry. I sped through those last few chapters. I was determined to get the draft done and dusted, so I could move onto the editing stage as quickly as possible. DespiteContinue reading “Writing Update – August was a productive month”

I Finished My Third Novel

Finally, it’s done. I have been writing the draft of my third novel for the past five weeks, and it’s finally complete. In some respect, writing the draft is the easy part of the process; or at least, it’s the quickest. Most of the fiction I’ve written is messy and nonsensical before I get roundContinue reading “I Finished My Third Novel”

My Writing Keeps Improving (at least, I think it does)

No, I don’t mean that as some kind of brag. It’s not so much my ability to write well structured, lyrical sentences or build convincing characters has dramatically improved in the last few years, it’s more the fact the consistency of my writing sessions that has gained a wealth of momentum. That’s to say IContinue reading “My Writing Keeps Improving (at least, I think it does)”