Category Archives: On writing

The Upside of Community Quarantine

What a time to be alive! Not only did we have the hottest summer on record, followed by flooding rains and biblical hailstorms, we are now locking down our communities as we deal with a deadly pandemic. I saw ‘science … Continue reading

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Confluence and convergence

It’s been a while between posts and that’s merely due to life and its many facets. I try hard to keep all of the things in balance, but sometimes that’s not possible. Given we can only manoeuvre settings around 24 … Continue reading

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The joys of loglines and other news

So, I’ve been writing. And editing. And learning the joys of writing loglines, which this post is ostensibly about. But first, my big news: I have finally been awarded the degree of Master of Philosophy! Huzzah! I will graduate in … Continue reading

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A finished crappy first draft is better than an unfinished draft

“A finished crappy first draft is better than an unfinished draft” I read this in a meme on Facebook today. And so it is that I find myself with a finished first draft of my debut screenplay, Summer Solstice (working … Continue reading

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A good start to the new year

I read over my writing goals for 2016 and I’m pleased to report I’ve made some progress! I am going great guns on getting the first draft done of my first screenplay. I’m just about up to the third act, … Continue reading

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Chipping away, slowly, ever so slowly

The good news? I’m writing again! The bad news? I am sloth-like in my progress. But anything is better than nothing and keeping that screenplay tucked up in my head in its warmest, flannel pyjamas won’t get it any closer … Continue reading

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Getting a bead on a character

How do you get a bead on a character? When I was writing short fiction I found that the details of a character’s physical appearance didn’t really matter. I liked to give the reader the mental space to create her … Continue reading

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