Saturday, 22 October 2016

Words & Wonders (72)

Welcome to Words & Wonders, a weekly journal of writing updates, links I've found useful or interesting, and book recommendations. I hope W&W will prove to be useful to you writers out there as well as offering an insight into my writing progress for my readers. Don't forget to leave a comment with your own writing progress!

Missed a week because I went on holiday.

In the Writing Cave, this week:

- I wrote 11, 801 words of The Revelation. It's not going well tbh.

- I've planned, prepped, and plotted a Christmas short story (could be novella, could be novel, we'll see how it goes!) It's British urban fantasy, with witches and fae and elves, and f/f. I'll be sending this story out to all my newsletter subscribers for free as a treat for the holidays, but it'll also be up on Amazon. At some point, it could become a series, but I don't know for sure yet.

In my life:

- I went to the beach for a week!

Discovery Found or Lesson Learned:

Before I start developing any characters, I HAVE to know their names, and from their names I build personality, looks, habits, family, etc. I also find it really helpful to have a list of surnames and male and female first names common to where the story is set (i.e. England, North West.) for unexpected characters and easy reference.

What have you written this week?

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