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WiP Wednesday (2)

Posted 7th February 2018 by Tizzy Brown in Blog Memes, Writing / 🗨0 Comments

WiP Wednesday blog meme at www.dustingthesoul.comWelcome to WiP Wednesday (short for Work in Progress Wednesday), a new weekly blog meme. Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing details of a project I’m working on, whether it’s creative writing, art, web design or home decorating. I’ll ask for advice if I’m having any difficulties too. I’d love for you to join in with me!

My WiP

Type of project: Creative writing

Working title: Shattered Hearts (The Mirror Universe #1)

Description: I’m working on the first draft of a new adult sci-fi retelling of Alice in Wonderland (sort of Alice meets Star Wars). 

Start date: 8th January 2018

Goal completion date: 1st June 2018 (for the first draft)

Progress: I completed the nine grid plan by Cassandra Marshall this week to figure out the basics of my plot, then I worked out what was going to happen in each chapter and each scene. The “skeleton” of my book is there now and I just have to flesh it out by writing each scene at a time. I feel loads happier knowing that most of the plot is mapped out, but of course, I don’t know everything that’s going to happen.

Stumbling blocks: I’m struggling to come up with some of the minor characters at the moment, such as the rest of the starship crew. Hopefully, they will start to become clearer in my mind soon.

What’s next? Writing the first draft, continuing to develop characters and deepen my research as I go.

Sample: 

I’m momentarily disorientated by a shock of white light, the screech of tearing metal and the smell of burning. Another torpedo has blasted a hole in the ship’s cargo hold and I can only watch helplessly as our supplies are sucked into the vacuum of space, along with an unfortunate crew member.

 

Want to join in?

If you want to take part, simply make a blog post about any project you are working on right now. It could be writing, art & craft, home decorating, design work…anything you like! You don’t have to use the same format I have, but if you’d like to, here’s a code that includes the meme button for you to copy and paste into your text editor.

Don’t forget to link back to this post! Then come back here and post your link in the comments and I will visit your blog. I really look forward to seeing what you’re all up to!

 

What are you working on this week? Let me know in the comments!

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WiP Wednesday (1)

WiP Wednesday (1)

Welcome to WiP Wednesday (short for Work in Progress Wednesday), a new weekly blog meme. Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing details of a project I’m working on, whether it’s creative writing, art, web design or home decorating. I’ll ask for advice if I’m having any difficulties too. I’d love for you to join in with me! My WiP Type of project: Creative writing Working title: Shattered Hearts (The Mirror Universe #1) Description: I’m working on the first draft of a new adult sci-fi retelling of Alice in Wonderland (sort of Alice meets Star Wars).  Start date: 8th January 2018 Goal […]

Posted 1st February 2018 in Blog Memes, Writing
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“The Sun’s Return”, a poem inspired by Lincolnshire skies

“The Sun’s Return”, a poem inspired by Lincolnshire skies

When city-dwellers visit the Lincolnshire countryside, they often express their amazement that there is “so much sky”. My home county, the second largest in England, is characterised by wide open fields stretching right to the horizon. Apart from a beautiful cluster of hills known as “the Wolds” and the aptly-named “Steep Hill” in Lincoln, the area is mostly flat, allowing us to gaze upon some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the country. Below is a photograph I took of a sunset back in October (left) alongside a photograph of this morning’s sunrise (right). I just love the striking […]

Posted 29th January 2018 in Poetry
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An Effective Beginner’s Guide to Writing Books from GrammarCheck

An Effective Beginner’s Guide to Writing Books from GrammarCheck

The infographic below, from GrammarCheck, contains some useful tips for writing and planning a novel. Source: www.grammarcheck.net

Posted 24th June 2017 in Novel Writing Resources
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#LoveAThon Mini Challenge 3: Book Spine Poetry

#LoveAThon Mini Challenge 3: Book Spine Poetry

For this challenge we were asked to create some book spine poems, which are poems created by mixing and matching book titles from our shelves. This was my favourite challenge last year so I was looking forward to having another go. It was harder this time as I didn’t want to use many of the same titles and my stash of physical books hasn’t grown much over the past year. But I did manage one short poem: The Scorch Trials A million suns catching fire, Fahrenheit 451, Fever, panic, desperation.  Vanishing girls wither, fade Gone forever.  What do you think? Feel […]

Posted 21st February 2016 in Poetry
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X is for Xanadu #AtoZChallenge

X is for Xanadu #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     Oh no, the dreaded ‘X’ post! I had to rack my brains and do a bit of research to think of a colour for this one, but I finally discovered the colour Xanadu, a greenish gray that takes it’s name from the philodendron plant, whose leaves are the same colour. The plant was in turn named after the ancient Chinese city of the same name. […]

Posted 28th April 2015 in Poetry
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P is for Purple #AtoZChallenge

P is for Purple #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘P’ I have chosen the colour Purple. Purple is the colour you get when you mix red and blue, but it can describe many different shades, including violet, heliotrope, lavender and lilac. One of it’s main claims to fame is that it doesn’t have any true rhymes. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, read about the novel The Color […]

Posted 18th April 2015 in Poetry
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I is for Indigo #AtoZChallenge

I is for Indigo #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘I’ I have chosen the colour Indigo. Indigo is a deep, bright shade of blue, named after the blue dye derived from the plant Indigoferatinctoria. It’s quite a popular colour in fashion, being the traditional colour of denim, and is the most common colour of ink used for writing. This Pinterest board has some beautiful examples of indigo.Keep reading to discover the […]

Posted 10th April 2015 in Poetry
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Book Blitz: Orenda by Ruth Silver, with excerpt, writing tips from the author and a giveaway!

Book Blitz: Orenda by Ruth Silver, with excerpt, writing tips from the author and a giveaway!

Today I’m spreading the word about the YA fantasy novel Orenda by Ruth Silver, which was released in December. Fans of both fantasy and sci-fi are sure to love this exciting adventure, featuring parallel universes, magical creatures and a sword-wielding heroine. For a limited time, Orenda is FREE from both Amazon and iTunes! Keep reading to discover the synopsis, read an excerpt, find out Ruth Silver’s tips for new writers and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card! About the Book Join forces with a parallel universe. Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil […]

O is for Oak Tree

O is for Oak Tree

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘O’ I have chosen Oak Tree. The Oak tree is one of England’s national emblems, as it is the most common woodland tree in England. The symbol has appeared on the back of the pound coin in 1987 and 1992 […]

Posted 17th April 2014 in Poetry
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