I'm still gobsmacked from this news so please excuse the brevity here. Audible has just listed its best books of 2014... and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel comes top of the list. Yes... we are Audiobook of the Year. Here you go... I'm truly gobsmacked. It was a pleasure and a great privilege working with … Continue reading Hamlet is Audible's audiobook of the year
As anyone who's listened or read me on the subject of writing knows, I'm very sceptical of word targets. It can be all too easy to fool yourself into thinking something's working on the basis of a word count alone. Cutting the words you don't need is as much a creative act as writing them in … Continue reading Why is it so easy to write in Ulysses?
Here's something that happens to me quite a lot. I map out the structure of a section of the story, with headings, keywords and a synopsis in comments in Ulysses (more detail on how to do that in Writing A Novel with Ulysses, plug, plug). But then when I get down to writing things start to … Continue reading Quick Ulysses tip — duplicating scenes
Revision. I love it. My modus operandi these days is to chug ahead with a part of the book then, when it's finished, give everything a thorough revise before proceeding further. This way I hope to avoid any dismal gotchas -- 'this could not have happened because of what you wrote on Page 182, idiot'. … Continue reading Revising with Ulysses III — some simple techniques