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Writing Wendl - attrition...

Status report on the current novel project, Wendl the Fallen : At around 60,000 words, I've killed off a couple of characters, which is usually an early sign that the story is finding me. The target is a rough draft of about 100,000 words in twelve chapters, which will trim down in re-write and editing to something like 70,000 words in ten chapters. I've never written a novel this dark before - or this funny. To be honest, I'm not at all sure I'll ever be able to finish it. Meanwhile, The Winged Child will be out in February. That is my best one so far.   Henry's books . If you would like Follow.it to deliver Drovers Gap blog directly to your email inbox, click here .  

What I'm reading on my phone - Phantoms

Phantoms is the second anthology I've read from Creative James Media. It leaves me anticipating meeting new authors and familiar friends in the next one, and reminds me again why I love short stories.

Two tales, especially, in this current offering stick in the mind. Jinny Alexander's A Day at the Fair gets tied up neatly at the end with her trademark startling and satisfying twist. It isn't easy, as I know from experience, to write a convincing tale with a dead narrator. Andrew Parker pulls it off with fine flair and style in his Catacombs.

So, yes, by all means, get this book.


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