Monthly Archives: March 2017

Writing Tools

I may be late to the party but I have been testing out technology this week.
IAWriter is great for when I have a few ideas on the go. I love the feature where it tells you how long it will take you to read. Albeit that can be depressing too, how can this chapter I have been slogging out only take 3 minutes to read?

Hemingway is a revelation. I don’t follow all its rules. Screw you, I like my run on sentences! But I also like seeing the readability score going down.  I feel like it has made me think particularly hard about adverbs (haha). I know they are fussy. What I have really noticed though is where they show I am lacking confidence. I was reading

And it inspired me to find that balance between finding the perfect word, and letting your speech seem colloquial. The speech will definitely still use adverbs because that’s how I speak and blog, obviously.


What’s in a name?

Thought for the day, can you name a character Fred Stone? On the one hand it’s an old-fashioned name for a stubborn character in his 80s, on the other hand, Fred Flintstone!

Lacking creativity when naming my characters is a perennial issue for me. It’ll do for the draft!