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Meredith
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quote:
Welcome to this week's Novel Support Group. Anyone can join. If you're new, tell us a bit about who you are and what project you are working on. Feel free to update the NSG Work in Progress thread with your current projects. Although we can report on any number of things, here is a list of suggestions (suggestions welcomed).


What were your goals last week and did you accomplish them?
Describe what you worked on.
Set goals for next week.
Did you learn something during this week?

Here is a list of things that you can do each week as we work on our novels (suggestions welcomed).


Writing on a novel
Characterization
World Building
Relevant research

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As for me:

Last Week's Goals:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES: As time permits, go through the x-ray listings for the Dual Magics boxed set and THE BARD'S GIFT. This is here to remind me that eventually I need to get back to this.
[Razz]

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING/BECOME: TO RIDE THE STORM: Promote through social media. I now have two books on social media marketing. So . . . I need to schedule some time to read them.
Nope. [Frown]

MAGE STORM: Re-read the original version to try to get back into this, perhaps with a different slant. Hopefully, I'll have more time to devote to this now.
Proceeding at the pace of at least a chapter a day. [Smile]

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.
Three, actually. [Smile]

Next Week's Goals:

DUAL MAGICS SERIES:
As time permits, go through the x-ray listings for the Dual Magics boxed set and THE BARD'S GIFT. This is here to remind me that eventually I need to get back to this.

BECOME: TO CATCH THE LIGHTNING/BECOME: TO RIDE THE STORM:
Promote through social media. I now have two books on social media marketing. So . . . I need to schedule some time to read them.

MAGE STORM:
Re-read the original version to try to get back into this, perhaps with a different slant.

OTHER:
Update my blog twice a week.

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Grumpy old guy
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It would seem that my ability to write has returned to what it was when I first started out; about bloody time! I can see the signs. Iíve done this four times now, and I can tell you when I know Iíve travelled full circle. Iíve even lost the spontaneous allergy I picked up on time two which required a daily dose of histamines to stop me from drowning in my own, well, letís not go there.

How do I know Iím back?

I have the same creative impulses I did first time, like building a 35-foot cruising yacht among other things, and I have begun the creation process of my first new story (novel) in six years. Oh, itís looking good after only two days.

I have a bank of eight ĎPortalí concepts. You know, ways to get a character from here to somewhere else. They are all unique and certainly NOT anything clichť. My favourite is a patch of green grass growing in bright sunshine (When it isnít night-time there) in a place it cannot possibly exist. A conundrum to be sure.

Well, Iíve now found a use for it. I always envisioned it for a YA novel and Iíve finally taken the plunge. Research, research; I need to research what 15 year old's rage against and worry about. But that isnít stopping me from developing ideas of plot and milieu. Take the plot, for instance: This morning I was trying to work out a plot and I thought to myself, ďAll Iíve got is a girl setting out to find a boy, rescuing him and then getting them both back home.Ē I then realised thatís not a bad plot for a search and recovery story.

Of course it doesnít help in working out what the story is actually about, but Iím working on that.

More later,
Phil.

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