I have spent the last few days researching how to approach writing a sequel or a trilogy. This book has been such a challenge I figured I’d better inject some new ways of thinking into my process. To be honest I’m not sure how helpful the research has been, although I did find it fascinating to read about the Negative Character Arc on KM Weiland’s site. Always learning…
Anyway, I wrote a little essay on power this morning, and that seems to have solidified a couple of ideas for me.
I have submitted a couple of stories this afternoon, amid a chat with The Girl over whether she should have a smoothie or a frappuccino.
“Is it a hot day in Quesnel?” I asked. She said it was. So I thought perhaps the smoothie would go well in hot weather. Her reply?
It should come as no surprise, then that she went with the frappuccino. No matter to me. I’m sitting in my office in the dark. Why she even asks me for advice I will never know.
- Writers of the Future
- So far, so good