Category Archives: work in progress

Deleted chapter (The Fisher’s Boy)

This is the deleted first chapter from a spin-off from the work in progress. I’m posting it here because I doubt it will see the light of day elsewhere. The Fisher’s Boy Sometimes in later life the smell of a … Continue reading

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Writer, eclipsed.

I started this villanelle ages back – so long back I can’t quite recall when, except that it was the last time there was a partial lunar eclipse visible in this part of the world. That’s pretty clear from the … Continue reading

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Prologues revisited:This is what will happen

I’m in the throes of revision of a manuscript that will be the third, and final, book in the sequence set in and around the Later Lands. The story is pretty well worked out and now I’m now thinking about structure and … Continue reading

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Work (forever) in progress

There’s a story I’m trying to write. I’ve been trying for a long time now. Well, I’ve got the story – more or less – and all the characters. I know who they are and what they do. I know where … Continue reading

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Work in progress II

Time for some prose, I think. My second novel is, right now, ready for my editor’s comments. That means I can give myself over to thinking about the next book. I’ve spoken of it before, here; and there’s still a deal of work … Continue reading

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Bones and silence (an image from a tale not told)

The following is something I wrote ages back. The story I’d had in mind – something very loosely based on Thomas the Rhymer – never properly coalesced and so this fragment is all there is. Maybe I’ll revisit it some day. … Continue reading

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