Browsing All posts tagged under »framing«

First Person, Third Person, Or What in the World Am I Doing?

April 5, 2012 by


So yesterday, because my brain was stupid and apparently didn’t want me to write the argument that I was supposed to be writing, I rewrote the first chapter of Wizards into the third person. Just to see what it would look like. The answer is, the first half looks pretty good. Not so sure about the […]

It’s Not That I Want to Eat Your Brains, I Just Want to Be Inside Your Head

January 17, 2012 by


I have this problem. I’m a little too fond of people’s brains. Not in zombie way, in a… I want to crawl inside their heads and rummage around sort of way. (I was going to reassure you that I didn’t mean you, I meant my characters, but you know what? If I could I’d go […]

Support Your Local Zombie Apocalypse

December 30, 2011 by


I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I hear people planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse I start to wonder if they’re looking forward to it. If that’s you, or, you know, you think your exercise routine needs a bit more of an adrenaline rush (or you enjoy framing your whole life as a […]

The Prequel to The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

December 19, 2011 by


This. This is what I like about Doctor Who. Okay, not the only thing. But prequels of TV episodes, even if they are not always downright hilarious, are a particular brand of awesome.  

Frankly, Watchin’ Donny Beat Nazis to Death is the Closest We Ever Get to Goin’ to the Movies

November 11, 2011 by


So I just finished watching this Tarantino movie, Inglourious Basterds. (Wow, it actually kinda hurts to deliberately spell that wrong. Although ‘wrong’ is really a misnomer in this instance as that’s the correct way to spell the movie’s name but… eh, you know what I mean.) I had forgotten that I tend to really like […]

Sometimes the World is Just Waiting for You to Notice

November 8, 2011 by


I just had an ‘Oh‘ moment. You know what they are. That second when you suddenly put two and two together and reach such a blindly obvious four you wonder how you could possibly not have noticed it before. There’s a storyline I’ve been playing around with in the back of my mind for a […]

This is Not About Clowns

October 21, 2011 by


I have a new theory. Doctor Who doesn’t like humans, he likes the British. That’s why he spends so much time on Earth during this relatively short span of time. After a certain point in history, once they’re off parading around the galaxy, they’re just people. He prefers them when they’re still British. I really […]

Please Excuse My Screaming

September 9, 2011 by


So this. Yesterday my head was in the dark place so I was working on book three of Path (codename: RON) which is the dark place, pretty much. You may remember I was having trouble with the structure of the beginning, but you will (naturally) be happy to know I managed to sort it out […]

PEW PEW Dragons?

August 22, 2011 by


So I faced down the rampaging plot monkeys and spent two whole days rearranging the scenes in the third book so that they bear even less resemblance to chronology but hopefully make more sense thematically. Or storyishly anyway. There should be a better word for that. Actually, there probably is and my brain just doesn’t […]

Rampaging Plot Monkeys

August 8, 2011 by


I don’t write my books linearly at the best of times. The fact that the first two books of this series operate in a strictly chronological fashion has nothing to do with the way I wrote them. I tend to write a scene here, a scene there, and then over time the spaces between them […]