Livestream Fiction Writing on Youtube

I have a special announcement to make!  After listening to someones podcast about a writer live streaming their writing on Twitch, I have joined the club! Albeit, not on Twitch, and not live.  I’ll explain: I’m on Youtube here and I upload the video after I’m done. This will be continuing for the entirety of writing …

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Using #Nanowrimo for fiction craft good

So I’m nearing the end of my nanowrimo 2015 experience and I’m going to finish this year! However, I’m still well aware of creating a crappy story. The rushed, 1667 words, approach definitely produces ‘suck’ every time. This is down to my planning being almost non-existent. My premise for this story was: skaters leave a …

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My lack of writing progress

So, despite lots and lots of willing, I’m not writing. Actually I am writing, but I’m writing in pieces and not one continuous thing. Here’s a few of my excuses: I don’t have time I’m knackered after work I don’t have the (writing) space I don’t have a good story (and out of the stories …

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1. Author’s Promise

Every morning I struggle to get up and write, however, now my characters have started to complain. So this is my promise to, Mason and Connor, that I’ll show up to tomorrow and crank out their story: ———- Me: Hey boys, I’ve gotta stop now. My brain is losing focus here and I know I’m …

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Writing Fiction: for Accountants

I’m going to paraphrase Shawn Coyne’s Storygrid chapter, The Math because I want to drill this into my head! The average novel is 80-100k words. The average beginning is 25% of the book (25k) The average middle is 50% (50k) The average end is 25% (25k) Each beginning, middle and end needs to hit 5 key points in …

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Books for Skaters who don’t read.

I’ve just found a great thread about books for lazy skateboarders on JenkemMag and couldn’t help to add a comment myself. I recommended FaLiL and If I Fall, If I Die but tbh, neither of them are focusing on ‘skating’ in anyway – or any of the books on the Jenkem list. Really disappointing. All the …

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Skateboard fiction: Defining a genre

At last I’ve found my niche, and now, it appears, I’m creating a new genre. My niche is skateboarding. My genre is skate fiction. I’d like to say I’m in great company here but it appears I’m completely out on my own. I have read Blake Nelson’s book, Paranoid Park, and whilst I loved it, …

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