August & September 2021 Update: Novel-In-Progress & Writer's Block , The curious case of Mister Big Man, Writing Courses & Conferences : FREE ProWriting Aid Romance Week
Novel-In-Progress & Writer's Block
I'm now writing the final 25% part of the novel-in-progress draft. I've done one outline and why I thought it would be easy escapes me when this process has nearly taken me two years to get here. Actually, nearly two and half if you count the dithering about.
How do I manage Writer's Block?
The curious case of Mister Big Man
Mister Big Man is such an intriguing character, and I think perhaps deserves a blog post of his own. There are ethical issues involved but what a character. Let's move on, so now Mister Big Man has officially put is Very Important Project that would take the world by storm on ice and has started to proceed with another Very Important Project 0 .2.
This time Mister Big Man is saying he will apply the lessons learned from Very Important Project 0.1 - which to be fair could have had a chance of success if Mister Big Man listened to others and wasn't a law to himself. I LOVE observing Mister Big Man because he reflects my inner nature of wanting success, and the frustration and the desperation wrapped in it, yet with a strong ego. Oh, yes, I have a large ego and I don't take criticism very well, especially 'personal criticism' but seeing Mister Big Man in action is a reminder to myself so be open and listen.
I probably should write it on a note, because one in a while my ego flares up!
Let's not digress because this is about Mister Big Man. It appears with Very Important Project 0.2 he seems to be making all the mistakes of Very Important Project 0.1. Bu with life and projects it is hard to be prescriptive to what will succeed or fail. After all Mister Big Man is a very skilled individual and despite being egotistical and a law unto himself. So I will be updating if anything interesting happens. I just find Mister Big Man intriguing, perhaps because he keeps me on my toes, he's a bit of a pacemaker so can't really discard him, just need to keep an eye out but stay in own lane.
Of course, we next need to talk about Madam Knowledge, not me...but that is for another time.
Writing Conferences and Courses
Jericho Writers Festival of Writing 2021
Faber Writing Courses
However Richard Skinner, Faber Academy's Director of Fiction, is doing series of masterclasses and they £75 which is comes up to £750 in total for all classes. So I was highly tempted, very tempted because it was like doing a course but in increments.
Other Conferences and Events.
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