Demystifying the creative writing process

I have¬†changed the strap line for Credibleink.com¬†to¬†‘Demystifying the creative writing process.’ Whoa, hold up there, Mark. Don’t you need to be a skilled professional/teacher to become an authority on a craft such as this?¬† No. You just need to know a little more than the person looking to learn, and if they like the sound of what you’re saying then, …

Regretting my POV choice & loving my revision process

Over the past few days I’ve struggled with my story. I really wanted to rewrite from a new perspective (1st POV) and began doing so. This was a huge mistake, because I will end up rewriting the whole story, and obviously, delay my production. I had forgotten why I chose 3rd person. I have found 1st POV too limiting for …

Logging my learning process

I want to¬†write up a full ‘mission’ for this site, which involves documenting my working process and the things I intend to systematically repeat for future stories and books. I am learning so much, so quickly, that I fear if I don’t write it all down, then I will lose it. So far my process works this way (much of …

Story Outline, Structure and Line-edits

Ok, I’ve just finished my first revision of my story, and the ‘revision’ consisted of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and any obvious story inconsistencies. Does that equal line-edits? I haven’t changed any of the story, so maybe not. So with this complete, I started analysing my story and thinking about more structural edits. Now, I know what people would be thinking: …

A novice writer’s production guide of getting from A to B

Time for a writing update! The good news and bad news. I’ve got the first story written, however, I’m not happy with it. I had committed to writing every day since the start of January to get this first story complete and finished the Short about a week ago. Since then, I’ve left it, returned, read it and started editing. …