Hello, and welcome to Novel With Me. The series which takes you on a writing journey from start to finish. Today we're going to be talking about what's important when creating your characters. And no, it's not their favourite colour, or their earliest memory. If you're looking for more detail, you can check out the… Continue reading Novel With Me- Characters
One issue I've come across during the course of my revision for Nephilim, is how I refer to my protagonists parent. I use both 'mum,' and her given name 'Deborah,' during the course of the novel. Now granted, I never thought this was a problem at first. It wasn't until someone over at Scribophile (circa… Continue reading How I refer to my protagonists’ parent in my novel
Hey guys! In preparation for draft four revisions, I went back over all my previous drafts for fun, just to see how far I've come over the past three years. I've discovered that my novel 'Nephilim,' has changed a lot more than I thought it did, especially in terms of length. I got excited and… Continue reading My writing journey
When I first started writing, I didn't have a clear process. I didn't plot, I didn't do character questionnaires, I didn't use a timeline. Times have changed since I first began writing Nephilim in 2013. I still don't do character questionnaires, I still don't use a timeline, but I do (sort of) plot. Today I'm… Continue reading Behind the Scenes- my patchwork plotting process.
In 2015 I finally finished the first draft of my novel, Nephilim. I didn't touch it again for a year. In late 2016 I made a start building my writerly platform, finally showing myself on social media. I still hadn't touched my novel. So in many ways, 2017 for me was the very beginning. It… Continue reading 2018 and the writing goals I say I’m going to achieve
So, I have officially sent my novel off to my fabulous group of beta readers for the very first time. It's a mix of emotions right now. A little anxious, a little excited, lots of scared and a sprinkle of anticipation. However daunting it is to have actual people read my novel,… Continue reading Sarah speaks
From Nephilim. Chapter six. There was a fight going on in the padded area. One of the two was Riley; Aly recognised the long black hair even though her face was partially obscured. The other was a tall teenager with tanned skin and broad shoulders. Aly could tell that the fight was brutal. Punches… Continue reading Saturday Sneak Peek