ROW80 Week 10: Catching Up

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My goals will probably stay the same for a while longer. I only got four days of writing in this week, but I could definitely have done more — and I did draft two short bits of fiction.

I’m also catching up with my reading. This week I read Oath of Gold, by Elizabeth Moon; and The Gone-Away World, by Nick Harkaway.

Those are two very different books, but they both used POV to manipulate the reader’s assumptions. By choosing a viewpoint character, they imply that character is around to notice things — and that other characters aren’t.

Good luck and happy writing!

#ROW80 Week 9: From Afar

Here’s my #ROW80 linky for Week 9. Perhaps because I’m on holiday at the moment, it’s been a fairly good week.


I read about 70 pages of The Three Musketeers, and the last 100 pages of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil.

I started reading Nietzsche’s book with a specific question in mind: how would ethics work in a story with distinct “heroes” and “normals”, such as a superhero setting?

The book had a broader focus than I thought, and didn’t really answer it.

It did, however, get me thinking about and finding examples of power as a motivation for things. I don’t think I ever understood how someone could want power “for its own sake” before.


This also went well (about 1000 words on Conkers, and a few hundred more on another WIP), although I didn’t keep up with my commitment to characterisation exercises.

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