Victoria Murray

Author of Horror Fiction

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Posted 213 weeks ago
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Posted 219 weeks ago
Posted 219 weeks ago

Fingers crossed!

Submitted a short story to publisher today, for inclusion in an anthology. Keeping everything crossed!

Posted 240 weeks ago

Just write, dammit!

I’ve been procrastinating lately when I should be working on the first draft of my second novel. The doubts are creeping in: will it be scary enough, is the storyline too linear, do I need to add in more twists and turns and complications? And the ending! No idea. Well, some, but none that are earth-shatteringly unique.

I must remember to keep my favourite quote in my head at all times: the first draft of anything is shit. Earnest Hemingway knew what he was talking about, and yes, I know you’ve all heard that quote before, but it’s the single most useful piece of advice when writing a first draft. In fact, I’m seriously thinking of getting the words of wisdom tattooed on my forearm!

So now I find myself reading online instead of writing, but the articles below have really helped me to just focus on getting the first draft done.

http://nybookeditors.com/2013/09/outlining/

http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/write-first-chapter-get-started/get-messy-with-your-first-draft

Right, enough dithering, already – back to the novel. Now, where was I?

Posted 245 weeks ago
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Posted 248 weeks ago

My Seven-year-old son is entering the #500words short story competition for children. I'm so proud!

Posted 253 weeks ago
Posted 255 weeks ago
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Posted 266 weeks ago

New author page

I now have my own author page on Amazon. Take a look:

Victoria Murray’s Author Page

Posted 268 weeks ago