About Targets, Goal Setting & Deadlines

  I have read a lot of blogs and writers guides, and many of them tell you that all you need to do to finish your book is show up.  You set yourself a daily word count target of 500/1000/2000 (*delete as applicable) and force yourself to sit at a desk/table/whatever every day. Most people […]

About Avatar, Interrupted

What is an avatar? av·a·tar/ˈavəˌtär/ Noun: A manifestation of a deity in bodily form on earth. An incarnation, embodiment, or manifestation of a person or idea: “he set himself up as a new avatar of Arab radicalism”.   _____   There is more to say here.  I just haven’t added it yet.

About Me

In 2008, I had the idea for the book, Avatar, Interrupted but I didn’t act on it.  I began writing columns for Second Life magazines instead, the most popular series being Second Sex and the City. In 2010, I bought this domain and set up a website for the book and was going to start […]

My Writing Reference

I find that in every area of my life, people are everywhere with the advice.  Much of it unsolicited, but I digress. If you have never written a book before, never taken a creative writing course, never attended a writing conference or seminar, don’t have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and have a […]

The Facts of My So-Called Writing Life

I am acutely aware of the fact that I imported this site on 18 March 2012, and that there has been no new content since that date. I am also acutely aware of the fact I have not posted any updates on how my progress is going since that date either. Although, if you follow […]

Book Writing Theories Debunked

If you do any online research into the process of writing a book, you will find everyone has an opinion. As a rule, there are two camps. The Plotters (To Varying Degrees) The Pantsters (Writing By The Seat of Your Pants) You could argue it is a spectrum. By nature, I am more of a […]

What’s In A Name?

If anyone follows me on social networks and understands the process involved in writing this book, they will know the main character/protagonist has always been nameless. I had not decided on a name. So, while investigating my characters and deciding on the most effective way of writing them, I looked into what I will call […]

The Method in My Madness

This post has been a long time coming since I crashed into my 28 January 2012 book writing start date. I am off work until 13 February but my writing schedule has been somewhat erratic, as has been my behaviour. I suppose you could describe my methods as indulgent. Some days I write all day […]

Lost the Plot?

So, in the run up to my 28 January 2012 start date I have been getting up at 5am but the fact remains I can’t function at that time of the morning, let alone write. I am not really very concerned though, I am off work for two weeks after this week, which is part […]

My New Regime

So, today I am trialing the getting up at 5 am and writing for an hour regime. What can I say? It’s cold, and I nearly threw up my coffee. Nice. I am sipping peppermint tea so I might pull through. So I wrote from 5-6 am (even though the writing does not officially start […]