Tag : first draft

Written on Apr, 23, 2014 by in | 2 Comments.

Everyone has a novel in them. Or so the saying goes. Friends and colleagues often approach me, often sheepishly, about their desire to write a book, or problems they are having in getting started. Well it’s fantastic news that you want to write a novel! Go for it. Here are just a few of the questions I’ve been asked. I …

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Written on Jul, 04, 2013 by in , | 3 Comments.

Today, on the morning of July 4th, my book had its own Independence Day. My book has been freed. What am I prattling on about? Let me step back a week. Last week I celebrated the completion of the first draft of my new dark fantasy novel. A major milestone, yay! I started preparing and collating my notes for all …

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Written on Mar, 10, 2013 by in , | 3 Comments.

Somebody recently asked me how much the final draft differs from the first. Great question! Here is a snippet of the first and final drafts:   First Draft She sat up, her head held high. Alice wasn’t going to win! She thought of Mampalo, and the physiker and the klynaks. They all believed in her, and there was one thing …

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