NaNoWriMo and why it works for me

To clarify straight away, NaNoWriMo (National November Writers Month) is a writing challenge to try and write 50k in a month. Today I reached that previously elusive 50k.

Some people hate the idea of it and some love it. This post isn’t here to judge the merits of it but to tell you why it works for me. If you don’t agree, that’s cool. We all write our own way.

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Striving in the face of adversity: Daughter of Titan Issue #2

 

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As the halfway point ticks past on the Daughter of Titan #2 kickstarter and the figures point to inevitable failure, I find myself in a dilemma…

Do I abandon it and save all the contacts, promotional posts and avenues of advertising for the next time I try to get it funded, or do I strive on regardless? Although it makes sense to save what you can from a sinking ship, I cannot bring myself to give up on it. A Captain should go down with their ship.

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An Academic Review of “Saga”

I like to try and keep my hand in various literary crafts, sure fiction writing is my main one but I like to keep my editing skills and my academic mind sharp. So when the opportunity to write a review for a brand new academic journal called Fantastika arose, I couldn’t turn it down. “Write whatever you want” they said “and we’ll publish it.”

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Surviving your maiden Kickstarter Part 3 – Crossing that finishing line

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For about a day I felt rich. The money raised from the kickstarter had been deposited into my bank account. My eyes widened as I witnessed the first time my bank balance didn’t look like it belonged to the struggling writer. Thankfully there was no temptation to run off with all the money and start a new life on the lam, living dangerously and always looking over my shoulder for cheated backers.

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Surviving your first Kickstarter Part 2 – The Campaign trail

Hello again! Welcome back. I’ll be the first to admit that part 1 was a bit on the dry side. But this part is gonna’ be juicy, I promise! In this part I am going to give you a real insider’s look at the inner workings of my kickstarter campaign. Now I am going to be referencing back to part 1 so if you haven’t read it, then you should definitely give that a once over. Once you’re all up to date, read on!

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Surviving your 1st Kickstarter Part 1 – Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

“Daughter of Titan” was my first Kickstarter campaign and it was full of ups and downs. So in this post and the next 2 posts, I’ll be giving you an in depth look at how it all works, warts and all. These posts will hopefully help you prepare for your own maiden Kickstarter (physically and emotionally) or satisfy the curiosity of a seasoned pro.

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R.I.P Steve Dillon

It deeply saddens me to hear of Steve Dillon’s untimely death. At the age of 54 he has left us far too soon. But he leaves behind an amazing legacy and and I just wanted to thank him for his influence on me on my journey as a comic writer.

I was 20 at the time and still in University studying literature. It was the summer and I should have been reading the likes of Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida and Jean Baudrillard for the upcoming literary theory class which would kick my ass intellectually. But I wasn’t, I was reading Preacher.

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