This year I have been writing a novel and guess what. The rough draft is 100% written! I completed The Nameless Files one month ahead of schedule. It is 27 chapters long and just under 94 thousand words. My rough estimate back in January when I started this writing journey was 28 chapters and 90… Continue reading Made whole!
This year I have been writing a novel and today I have a question for you. What draws you to buy a book? Is it the title that draws you in? Maybe it is the cover or the blurb describing the book? Perhaps it is the price? Or is there something else entirely that draws… Continue reading Product Presentation
This year I am writing a novel. Some of you may recall me sharing a few posts ago that I am unhappy with my chapter one and that at some point I need to go back and do a hardcore edit or re-write it completely. The problem has been that I haven’t been sure of… Continue reading No more haunting
“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.” – Henry David Thoreau This year I am writing a novel. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” ― Carl Sandburg This writing journey forward has been anything but linear. This is my first attempt at writing a fictional novel and I am truly enjoying… Continue reading As Characters Whisper their Secrets
Titles – Do they belong at the beginning of each chapter? This year I am writing a novel. I have not been naming my chapters as I write them beyond the chapter number. Whether to name them or not has been a question that pops into my head each time I start writing the next… Continue reading Entitle
This year I am writing a novel. Those of you who have been following along may know what the image below represents. For, those of you who are new to Brewing Coffee, Twisting Words & Breaking Pencils let me explain. I am one of those people who still likes to write drafts with a pencil… Continue reading Measurement of Movement towards a Destination
This year I am writing a novel. One question that I have asked myself a few times since I started this writing journey is whether I should share as I am writing or wait till it is all finished? From this question I also ask myself, if I share who do I share it with?… Continue reading The Question: To Share or Not to Share?
This year I am writing a novel. Back at the beginning of May I spoke about having read Terry Brooks book Lessons from a Writing Life: Sometimes the Magic Works. So, here I will quote Walter Mosley’s words as shared by Terry Brooks, “…that writing is gathering smoke – the smoke of dreams, if ideas,… Continue reading A term used for identification
This year I am writing a novel. As I write I still have two separate storylines warring for my thoughts. Since the beginning they have both been in my brain and I have looked at them both at length but they do not fit together at all. So, they remain at war; both ideas wanting… Continue reading Warring Worlds
This year at Brewing Coffee, Twisting Words & Breaking Pencils my theme is “this year I am writing a novel.” So, in light of that I decided to try and keep to the theme a bit with my A to Z topic. I decided on using writing words that start with each letter of the… Continue reading Z – Zappy