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Levelling Up

Rewriting is a very interesting process.  As someone who writes pretty cohesive first drafts, the whole concept of rewriting has been a little alien to me.  I’ve done the subtle change and chapter rewrite here and there, but rewriting is something that I’ve had to really learn over the last year. 2015 was an incredibly [...]

August 7th, 2016|Writing|0 Comments

Using Scrivener To Store Your Research And Notes

With May taken over with preparation and execution of my 2016 storm chase I've been remiss in letting everyone know about my latest Fantasy-Faction article.  In it, I look at how you can use Scrivener to organise your research and notes. Be sure to check it out!

June 1st, 2016|Process, Writing|0 Comments

Catching Up – A Mega Update

Hi there,   Adrian here.   I realise that after such a busy year on the blog last year, I’ve been very quiet this year. Some have asked me whether things are OK, and what’s happening with the Anarchy Books thing so I’ve tried to round everything up.   The tl;dr is that everything is [...]

May 11th, 2016|Food, Health, Weather, Writing|1 Comment

Eastercon Report

A year ago, a group of friends and I were all sat at Eastercon talking about our hopes and dreams as writers. We ended up all agreeing we’d take the novels we had and submit them to agents. And so I ended up coming home and compiling a list of three agents who were setting [...]

April 11th, 2016|Events, Writing|0 Comments

Outlining In Scrivener

Just to let everyone know that my latest article for Fantasy-Faction went live at the end of last month covering the subject of outlining in Scrivener. Be sure to check it out!

April 10th, 2016|Process, Writing|0 Comments

Getting Started In Scrivener

For all those of you who are budding authors or short story writers, I've started the first in a series of articles I plan to write this year on using Scrivener. I think it's a great tool but I found that because it is so flexible it can be difficult to know how to get [...]

February 25th, 2016|Process, Writing|0 Comments

Baby Steps

I’ll be honest… the writing 2016 is off to a slow start. Part of it is simply being busy on other things but a significant chunk is that after writing 600,000 words in 2015, my brain needs to recharge. […]

January 18th, 2016|Process, Writing|0 Comments

New Fantasy-Faction Article

Over at Fantasy-Faction I have a new article up that would benefit anyone currently struggling with their writing. I give you the one piece of advice you'll need this year to propel you and your writing forward. Be sure to check it out!

January 15th, 2016|Process, Writing|0 Comments

2015 – The Year Of Hard Work

2015 was my Year of Hard Work. I had quite a simple philosophy, it would be the year I knuckle down and work my arse off. I’d follow up any opportunity and keep my irons in every available fire, so to speak. Having spent the previous year perfecting my organisation I was confident that I could juggle multiple activities without losing track of what needed doing when. […]

December 30th, 2015|Process, Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

New Fantasy-Faction Article Published

My latest article for Fantasy-Faction was recently published, in which I try and offer some practical suggestions for what you should be doing in December now that NaNoWriMo is over. Be sure to check it out! http://fantasy-faction.com/2015/what-to-do-in-december-now-nanowrimo-is-over

December 15th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments