Fishlike

The hand of the swimmer holds a stone. It doesn’t help her swim. The stone, which is round and eggshell-blue and flecked with green seaweed, weighs the swimmer down, and makes swimming a little slower. But the stone is eggshell-blue and round, and flecked with green seaweed, and the swimmer saw its oval shape in… Read More Fishlike

Carnegia Blog 5: Character (or, why Stephen Ferris had to be a nobhead)

My flatmates are in disagreement regarding the ‘nobhead’ vs ‘knobhead’ debate. Make up your own minds. This is the fifth of my blogs about the process of trying to write a novella, 35k-50k words long, in six weeks. Next Tuesday is my final day; my wordcount is just over 30k. In this blog, as suggested… Read More Carnegia Blog 5: Character (or, why Stephen Ferris had to be a nobhead)

Secondary Words

  It sits before me, pale, obstinately oblong. My white whale, beached. Ten thousand words fat. Ten thousand words which struggle through three unreal worlds, glance at many others in passing, and attempt to extract from the whole some kind of …conclusion? It’s due in on Tuesday morning. And I have no idea how to… Read More Secondary Words