NaNoWriMo 2016 – and so it begins … Day One

Today I started NaNoWriMo 2016. I’m going to be a NaNoReBel this year. I’m using the time to finish a draft of Catch the Rainbow, a book that’s taken me an inordinate amount of time to complete. I’m going to stick with the target word-count of 50,000 words, which should bring my overall total close to 80,000 words – not bad for a first draft. So, wish me luck. Join in if you like. And bear with me while I […]

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Writer at Work- writing CATCH THE RAINBOW: characters

I’m currently typing CATCH THE RAINBOW onto Scrivener, the writing software I wish I’d discovered 30 years ago. I’m loving all of the gimmicks and gadgets that help to make the writing fun, interesting and motivating. Yesterday I moved a few scenes around using index cards … and there they were already moved in the text part of the story too. All I had to do was change the scene numbers. I can move different scenes into different chapters at the […]

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Catch the Rainbow

Whilst editing Baggins Bottom Best Bits Book 3, I came across this post (now no longer available online). As it sums up exactly what Catch the Rainbow is all about, I’m going to leave it here for now, as a taster and to remind me … Catch the Rainbow 31 March 2007 On 21 November 1974, explosions ripped through 2 city centre pubs in Birmingham, killing 21, and everyone blamed the IRA. After the initial shock wore off there was outrage – […]

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