Sunday, 21 August 2016

Writing - Rewriting.

Sometimes in the realm of writing things don't go your way and you find yourself doubting the last chapter you wrote or the twist that you inserted into the tale and you decide to re-write!
There is no right or wrong answer as to what you should do but I find that leaving the 'gaff' for a few days or after having written a few more pages allows one to get things into perspective. Then re-write in the cold light of day rather than the heat of the moment.
I know of writers that have written first chapters more than once, in fact two or three times. It is easy to be self-critical but in a chapter everything that you have written won't be bad and so keep the good stuff and adjust the other.
In fact I would go further and say that you should write a whole other chapter as the next stage of your story before thinking of re-reading what you have produced at an earlier stage. As long as you are within your plan it should work. Almost a 'cooling off' period.

December 2015

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.


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