Japan’s ‘golden week’ break came just when I needed it.
Apart from a few barefoot canters around the park in the warmer weather, I’ve spent most of this week indoors and dealing with line edits and proof reads of a non-fiction book project finally nearing completion.
Once published, I will leave the non-fiction alone for a while and return to the writing backed up here.
I’ve installed a ‘My Book progress’ plugin (from Author Media) on this site to show visitors where I am with various writing projects.
It’s just below the mailing list signup form.
Clicking on the ‘i’ symbol to to the right will take you to the specific book page.
Also, I have updated my author page at the Zon and at Goodreads.
That’s it for this month’s post. Back to the writing.
A shoutout this month to Priscilla Long’s book, “The Writer’s Portable Mentor”.
I am having fun applying her ‘working with language’ practices to some pieces I am working on.
I was also pleased to learn that Priscilla encourages the use of ‘timed writing’, as this is a practice I enjoy very much.
Copying out a paragraph or two of a work-in-progress into my writer’s notebook and then rewriting it with one of her recommended craft exercises in mind has been very revealing.
When I’ve finished with the exercise I then type it back into the piece. (I am getting better at ‘finishing what I’ve started’, although if you have visited my justfiverules site, you’ll notice I have some way to go on getting that skill down!)
A wonderful, wonderful book for writers – aimed at creative non-fiction and short story writers. But I think the novelist within will also benefit from its wisdom and encouragement.