I'm delighted to say that several writers in my classes approach the end of the year with first drafts completed, or near completion. Some of these are novels, others are memoirs. For most it's their first big writing project. Their determination and resolution are admirable, taking themselves off to cafes or libraries, or simply hiding out at home until, eventually, the thing gets done. Talent helps, obviously, but without applying bottom to seat and tackling that blank screen or page, nothing will get written. Hopefully, now they have that precious first draft these emerging writers will take a breather - get outdoors, spend quality time with friends and family - before embarking on the first edit. Well done! There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Hi, I'm Claire and welcome to my website. Most of my published writing has been magazine articles and corporate or non-profit communications. But now it's time to get on with my novel! This blog isn't all about writing, but other 'stuff' that pops up when I'm trying to write.