Tag: editing

Writing Achilles Heels

Goddamn my writerly Achille’s heels

What do you do when you’ve finished writing something like a novel, eh? Well, I mean, after the obvious bit where you get pissed on whisky and give your mum a lap dance. … what… … is that just me…? Well, whatever, we’ve all got our own parties to get on down to. (I saw you with that fluorescent orangutan.…

A postcard from writing hell

I am still in recovery. *Peeks out from beneath mountain of blankets* It’s taken me two weeks before I could even talk about it. *Stares at pile of screwed up paper barricading the door* Two weeks ago, I wrote a synopsis for Grind Spark. *Gnaws knuckles to the bone* Now, I’ve seen the warning signs. I’ve seen the deathly pale…

Editing

Killing your first draft

It’s not easy. You’ve been working for months, maybe years. And you’ve finally typed THE END in as big a font as you possibly can and made your very own typewriter ‘ding’ noise when you saved it. And it’s done. It’s finished. You’re ready to get published and start your book tour. The police put on extra security when they…