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
There’s a piece of writing advice I’ve seen going around: ‘Stop in the middle of a sentence (or exciting part,) so when you go back to writing, you can pick off where you left off quickly, (obviously in the hope to prevent writer’s block.) Well, I just tried this tip, left off in the middle… Continue reading Sarah Speaks