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About lighthouseindesert

I am a recently deliberately unemployed individual who has decided somewhat foolishly to write a novel

In The Zone

Or, why does word count matter. But before all that, a slight apology for the delay in posting. This was caused by an impromptu decision to go camping in the wilds of Norfolk, to a pop up campsite in Cromer. … Continue reading

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Just The Facts Ma’am, Just The Facts

This week I shall focus solely on the actual novel writing process as it has transpired this week. Something odd happened on Monday. Up until now I have written in a purely linear way, that is I have started at … Continue reading

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Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Endings

To badly paraphrase Bob Geldof or indeed Frank Sinatra (…and now the end is nigh..) today I want to talk about endings. This is an important bit for me as one of my pet hates in so many novels I … Continue reading

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Change of Scenery

Something different this week. As part of the writing group I am now attending, our host Pat sets us writing exercises. These are excellent in a number of ways. Firstly they take you out of your comfort zone and make … Continue reading

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Heart of the Matter

A lot to update you on this week. So in no particular order we have. Went to the first local writers meeting. Good fun it was. The immediate difference is that these people can and do write. They have crossed … Continue reading

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Back In The Saddle Again

A word of advice for all you budding writers out there. Never on any account whatsoever, and whatever the inducements, take a holiday whilst attempting to get that first draft finished. That is an absolute, inviolate order. Ok got that? … Continue reading

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What I did on my holidays…

……is of no real relevance to this blog but we did drink a lot of very good craft beer. The rest of the time was a bit of a road trip visiting sons and relatives. In the course of three … Continue reading

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