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Robert A. Chalmers

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Born
in Brisbane, Australia
February 02

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Robert A. Chalmers What ever you do - write. Take an A4 or Foolscap notepad, and a hand full of pencils and keep it on the table, in your tote bag, in your hand. and jus…moreWhat ever you do - write. Take an A4 or Foolscap notepad, and a hand full of pencils and keep it on the table, in your tote bag, in your hand. and just write your story. Don't have a story, just make one up. Imagine you are telling a story to someone.
The notebook and pencils. So you can write with no mechanical distractions. No excuse about the power not being on, no email distracting you, no games to play. No worries about correcting as you go. If something doesn't fit, cross it out and write on past it. Once you have your story going, at some time later you can transcribe it all to your computers writing software - Scrivener is the best... Take a week to learn how it works, but always write as you go. Learn Scrivener by writing your story in it.
My best advice for aspiring writers... Believe you can do it. Write for yourself. If in the end you like your story, others will too.(less)
Robert A. Chalmers By spending ages on sites like goodreads.com.... mowing the lawn, doing the washing, going out.
... and taking my iPad to the Coffee Shop, and spending…more
By spending ages on sites like goodreads.com.... mowing the lawn, doing the washing, going out.
... and taking my iPad to the Coffee Shop, and spending an hour adding to one of my texts. Even if it's just doing character outlines or scene or location outlines. Once you start, it's becomes like perpetual motion.
Writers block is really like just losing the thread of your story. If you work your story into the 5 phases, you can keep going at any point.
Story Beginning
Phase 1:
Preparation phase
Game changer 1
Phase 2
Reactive phase
Game changer 2
Phase 3
Proactive phase
Game changer 3
Phase 4
Conclusion phase
Story ending


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WIP. Works in Progress

Busy busy busy. I have three works in progress.
1. Romance. Second Chance for Love. 6 chapters along in about 25 chapters. Lets say between 50,000 and 75,000 words.

2. Spy/Thriller. Harry McGovern. A Spy in Time. #1 This is a working title really. I may yet change it. But I'm 3 chapters along in the book. About 7,000 words of 50,000 or so.

3. Fantasy. The Dragons of Sara Sara. The Blue Tower. #2. Als Read more of this blog post »
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