Writer’s Desk: Rewriting Diaries One


When I decided that I would completely rewrite my novel Twisted Fates, I felt a little sick. I know 100% that it is the right decision but I also know it is going to be a massive undertaking. Writing a book is always a big undertaking.

Looking back over the novel I wrote at 16, I can easily see what needs to change. I was told that the original chapter one wasn’t a great introduction to the story and I had never worked out how to fix it until now. (more…)

Starting Fresh: Killing Your Darlings & Starting Over


A while ago I wrote about rewriting, click HERE to read that post. In the time since that post, I haven’t made much progress in rewriting my novel. In fact, I only really got about two chapters in.

I went on a holiday and gave myself a long break from writing. This also gave me time to reflect. I decided that I couldn’t just rewrite what I had, I needed to fully strip back this story and start fresh.