writing

10,000 words to go!

So, I’m getting very close now to finishing the second book in my ‘City of the Broken’ trilogy. It’s always a bit of a sad yet satisfactory occasion to be nearing the end of writing a book. But I’ll still have one more book to write, so my characters journeys are not quite at a close yet.

I am always inspired to write after reading. And, in turn I have began to wonder how much the world of other’s books influences the shape and plot of my own story.

As I am currently reading a horror story, I have noticed that my second City of the Broken title has become darker and edgier, even though its a young adult novel.

Have you found this while writing? Music can also be of great influence on writing. Stephenie Meyer has admitted that music plays a huge part in her writing process and I find that’s true for me as well. Some of the plot of my first City of the Broken book was inspired by three songs, all by different bands. Even the title of the books was inspired by a song!

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The best entertainment there is…

The best thing about being an author is that you always have a reason to be busy.
Boredom can sometimes feel like an inescapable thing, but as long as you can write then you have a passport to go to wherever you want for free. Sometimes I find that the only way to entertain myself is through the inventions of stories. The appeal of watching T.V can sometimes wear off, what with all the repeats, but when you write…there is always a new chapter.

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