Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The "Moon Crater" Write-Up Week # 13 - "Sarnies & Sound bites..."

# “Inspired by true events and movie screens, I am a one-man wrecking machine…” # - Guster

The grand plan: to finish the novel I've been working on for about 8 years over a period of 5 months! All of the planning, plotting and preparation is over, it's time to just get down and write the blighter! Hopefully along the way I’ll be able to pass on some tips for other first-time writers as I discover them myself! So with a working title of Moon Crater, this is my week-to-week experience of its creation to complete-draft stage... Chris G. Allan (May to Sept ‘07)



3 things that I've achieved this week with my writing:
* I’ve completed a potentially difficult twin chapter denouement...
* I’ve written the beginnings of a promised new sci-fi series...
* I’ve vowed to venture into the audio world with my future redrafts...

A sentence from the new "Moon Crater" chapter:
Jo looked from the slowly-closing door, back at Billy and said with a grin, “We’ll have to remember that tune in case it comes in handy in the future…”

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The "Moon Crater" Write-Up, Week # 12 - Twin engines blazing...

# "You see it all in 3-D, it's your favourite foreign movie" # - Nerina Pallot

The grand plan: to finish the novel I've been working on for about 8 years over a period of 5 months! All of the planning, plotting and preparation is over, it's time to just get down and write the blighter! Hopefully along the way I’ll be able to pass on some tips for other first-time writers as I discover them myself! So with a working title of Moon Crater, this is my week-to-week experience of its creation to complete-draft stage... Chris G. Allan (May to Sept ‘07)



3 things that I've achieved this week with my writing:
* I've discovered a magazine to aid my search for an agent.
* I've written part of a difficult “twin chapters” section of the story.
* I've glimpsed firsthand what the "celeb" me might look like.

A sentence from the new "Moon Crater" chapter:
Just inside the main doors, there was an old iron spiral staircase which disappeared into the ceiling and to their left was a small lift door with a heavy-looking cross-hatched gate across it – the sign above it said ‘Up for the talls!’

Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Moon Crater Write-Up Week # 11 - "Laying the last pieces..."

# "And, we're sorry, Mr Jones,... it's time..." # - Ben Folds
The grand plan: to finish the novel I've been working on for about 8 years over a period of 5 months! All of the planning, plotting and preparation is over, it's time to just get down and write the blighter! Hopefully along the way I’ll be able to pass on some tips for other first-time writers as I discover them myself! So with a working title of Moon Crater, this is my week-to-week experience of its creation to complete-draft stage... Chris G. Allan (May to Sept ‘07)


3 things that I've achieved this week with my writing:
* I've worked out more precisely how to reveal one of the minor surprises of the book with Chapter 21...
* I've advanced my planning of "Moon Crater Adventures" with a little help from a professional...
* I've been updating my main website content with little tweaks here and there...

A sentence from the new "Moon Crater" chapter:
"Just who are these guys?" gasped Jo. "And do you think they're recruiting at the moment?"