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Expansion | Editing

You know how a creative mind never stops ticking over, the ideas coming in quick succession. This is great if you’re a writer because we need those fucking ideas to write. Without them we’re just mindless idiots staring at a computer screen, drooling on the keyboard while our eyes burn from pixels that are to […]

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And The Editing Continues?

Lagavulin nights. That means I’ll be drinking one of four, or all four, Lagavulin’s in my Whisky collection. That being said, this Phase one edit isn’t going great guns at the moment. Frankly it’s the first time I’ve done it. Yep, never before have I taken a book this far. My previous book was so […]

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Editing | Writing

It’s like running 27 mental marathons back to back. At the start you can’t see an end to it all. It moves slow and consumes a lot of your free time. And you never seem to see progress. It’s just a never ending journey of black and white on a paper road to nowhere. Fuck […]

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The Road Ahead | Writing

Sunday 16th July Right now it’s Sunday, about 1am and I can’t sleep, or at least I’m not tired enough to sleep. So I decided to pour myself a whisky, in this case a Balvenie 12 and see if I can’t get this whole new blog thing rolling. You’ll find below a picture of a […]

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The Elements of Style.

I bought this book by William Strunk jr. and E.B. White many years ago, but being someone who failed his English exam quite miserably not a lot of it made much sense.

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Thank You.

To everyone who read and commented on the first chapter of my book.

I appreciate your time and efforts.

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That Scary Moment When.

You upload your work to the internet for critique. It’s the first time you’ve let someone read your work, and I mean the only person whose eyes have seen this is you, and up load it to the interwebz.

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Chapter One.

Below is the first chapter of my novel, ‘Where There Are No Eyes’.

Please read and critique. Be brutal but don’t be a dick about it. “I like it” or “I don’t like it” are pointless remarks. Why do you like it, why don’t you like it?

This is only a second draft running at 6.5 pages and 1384 words.

Where There Are No Eyes follows Detective Chief Inspector Robert Carter as he tries to solve a series of horrific murders while dealing with his own personal problems, a promise he shouldn’t have made, and bureaucratic nonsense.’

Enjoy.

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Can’t Get My Head In Gear.

Woke up today wanting to get some writing/editing done as usual. Went through my morning routine, got the computer fired up and i’ve sat here for nearly 2 hours and edited exactly nothing.

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“Shit!” Said Pointless.

And damn right you should be saying shit mutha fucka (to be said in the voice of Samuel L Jackson). Today (July 18th) I edited chapter 7 of ‘Where There Are No Eyes’ (formally Shadow of Doubt) which had a character whose purpose seemed a little pointless. He just seemed to be filling a hole and checking a minority box.

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