Category Archives: Fulcrumania

Many Moons Ago…

The Wings of the Dawn opens with an attack on the furthest inhabited outpost in the Solar System, a place – a real place, or so I thought – called ‘Karla’. When I wrote it all I could remember about … Continue reading

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Novel-Writing in Real Time – Parts 7-13 of…err…10: ’21 down, 9 more to go’

Good news, peeps; a little behind the deadline, perhaps, but I’ve finished the chapter! And I can prove it: A brief explanatory note. I write chapters of more-or-less 10,000 words each. There are two reasons for this. One is that … Continue reading

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Novel-Writing in Real Time – Parts 5 & 6 of 10: ‘Oh, the weather outside is frightful…’

Sunday, 21:16 – After a day spent getting up to dickens – at least, as much as one can when stationed behind a drum kit in a Presbyterian church – I have written about a hundred words. I am too … Continue reading

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Novel-Writing in Real Time – Parts 3 & 4 of 10: ‘The Late Late Non-Show, with G. T. A. Browne’

A late start, this Friday night – it’s after 10 already. But I don’t particularly have to get up for anything in the morning, so let’s do this. First, however, a quick moment of newly-possessive pride: a new Hornby coach … Continue reading

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Novel-Writing in Real Time – Part 2 of 10: ‘Shower Revelations’

Continuing on from yesterday, here’s today’s installment of “how to write a novel when you only have a rough idea of what you’re doing”. 07:15 – In the shower, pondering character development, I at long last solved a riddle that’s … Continue reading

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Novel-Writing in Real Time – Part 1 of 10: ‘Orange Liqueur’

I concluded my last post by saying that I needed to average 730 words per day for the next ten days in order to hit my end-of-chapter target for the end of the month. So tonight, I kept a small … Continue reading

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The Bloody Inches

The Bloody Inches are islands in the lower River Tay and I think about them quite a lot. Their name has fascinated me since I first heard it, although until recently I didn’t know how they gained it. It turns … Continue reading

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