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Title Angst – Word Cloud Time

I’m struggling to come up with the perfect title for project three.  I thought I had it, but when it came to the end it suddenly felt out of place, it needs to have the right impact but I can’t quite figure that out.

So it’s time for the trusty, probably rusty, word cloud to come out and play. I haven’t drawn one of them in years but desperate times call for desperate measures.

I need to have a title sorted by the end of the week, I don’t want any more delays!

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Rainy Writing

Today the weather has been glorious as it’s been raining and rather cool. Tonight the aim is to continue applying for freelance work and finish off project dragon.

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Project three – Dilemma

As you know, I’ve spent years and years, on and off with this project and the story itself is complete.  I went to format it for submission a few nights ago, and I realised I wasn’t happy with the title at all.  Trying not to go down the JK Rowling path and calling it “Person Personally and the things thing” is tricky because this is where my brain keeps taking me.  I’ve always known it to be its current title but I think it needs something more punchy, something memorable and now I’m stuck!

Presently, I’m at Starbucks, today with my tonsillitis riddled husband, so the plan is simple – get brainstorming, get feedback and then get submitting!

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Writer’s Block

Typically I’m quite good at finding quirky names for people, places and things in my stories but I seem to be facing an obstacle with project three.  I need a name for an area of land and, to keep it short and sweet, I’m stumped!

It’s not stopping me from formatting the rest of it but it’s a bugbear, to say the least, so close to the end!

 

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Project Three – Second Draft

Tuesdays are typically my Starbucks-Writing day.  Today I didn’t feel like going, whether it’s the weather – the lack of any sort of cold anywhere, or my ideas didn’t feel like being typed out with the help of a Latte, I’ll never know.  Instead, I ran a few errands and was home before 10am.  For the first time in days, I opened up Project Three and edited a bit more.

I think one more draft, and then it’ll be sent off for submission – if I’m honest, I think that’ll happen by the end of the week, it’s that close to the end.  I’m looking forward to having another piece of work sent out into the ether, waiting for a positive response.  It will happen one day.  It has to.

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Project Three – First Draft

Tonight I’ve sat and gone through project three, my personal favourite for many reasons and I’m happy with the results so far.  Either tomorrow or in a few days I plan to go back to it and edit again, eliminate everything wrong with it etc.  As it’s a rhyming story it is somewhat harder to polish up as there are challenging restrictions but in two hours I’ve managed to do a significant rewrite on the original, so I’m going to leave it there and let the dust settle for now.

Currently, my google searches mostly consist of

  • “What rhymes with …”
  • “Synonyms for …”

They have helped massively.

If you’ve written a rhyming story, have you got any advice or tips you’d like to share?

 

 

 

 

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New Nonsense!

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Good evening everyone! tonight I’ve submitted my entry into the Nonsense Writing Challenge and I’m feeling in a good writing frame of mind.  I do encourage those who are needing some motivation or writing credits to give this a try.  Tomorrow I’ll be heading to my new work (I guess) A.K.A Starbucks to continue my one of my writing projects.  I’m trying to illustrate it myself so let’s see how that goes!

 

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Project 3 Halted

Not intentionally but I’ve come to write the last couple of paragraphs and I know the tone it should be, I know what I want people to say and have the outcome but I’m stumped on the ‘how to get there’ stage, so I need to take a break from it.  It’ll come to me, but don’t think it’ll be tonight. Grr, right at the end as well!

 

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Project Robot Update #2

Tonight I finished the robot story.  It’s aimed at young children and as there’s over 1300 words I’ll need to cut down a chunk of it at some point but the completion is what I’m focusing on currently.

I’m really pleased that in a short space of time I’ve wrote 2 stories, with a 3rd already on the way. I haven’t illustrated anything for the original project but I have ideas.  With not having deadlines for any sort of publishing I’m just enjoying the writing part at this moment in time.