My Writing

Another year over – 2017 and what’s to come.

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It has been a busy year. 2016 has flown by; the last couple of months in particular seem to have disappeared in the briefest of flashes. My NaNoWriMo adventure in November was again successful, although I was unable to blog about the latter stages and my ultimate victory due to my website breaking. For the […]

My Writing

A Tale of Two WriMos: NaNoWriMo2016 and the Inner Struggle

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NaNoWriMo2016 Participant: Chris Phethean

Like the sequel to some kind of action adventure book, I find myself undertaking a new NaNoWriMo journey this year, only this time for NaNoWriMo2016, the stakes are higher, the tiredness is greater and the days are passing away faster than ever before. Will I make it to the word count in time? This sequel does have a happy […]

My Writing

The Magic of Christmas eBook – on sale now!

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The Magic of Christmas eBook

It’s here! The Magic of Christmas eBook – my debut novel –  is available to download from the Amazon Kindle store! Nearly a year after I began work on it for NaNoWriMo2015, and just days before I start the 2016 competition, I have got the book onto Amazon in time for Christmas! It has been a long […]

Food

Food Writing Exercises: Limiting Adjectives

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I continue to work through ‘Will Write for Food’ as a way to improve my food writing, although progress has been halted slightly due to work (got to pay the bills!), travel (for work) and Magic of Christmas commitments (oh crikey Christmas is coming, fast!). Returning to where I had gotten to, I found that I […]

My Writing

Thinking of NaNoWriMo 2016: Choosing a Story

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As November approaches, I find myself thinking more and more about NaNoWriMo and what I will spend the month working on. Last year, my first attempt at the challenge went really well. In a way, I think it went too well. I am sure that this time around the rigid regime that I stuck to […]