WIPjoy #12

Yes, yes, I’m still slowly making my way through this list. Share a line from the MC about food. Duncan doesn’t talk about food (at least not so far), but he does think about it. And then as though from thin air a footman appeared at Duncan’s elbow to set a heaping plate before him.…

WIPjoy #11

From a side character: what’s the most pain (physical or emotional) you’ve been in? George Fitzbert has volunteered to answer. He is Duncan’s best friend, if Duncan has such a thing; Duncan mostly keeps to himself, an awkward outsider in the world. So, George, what is the most pain you’ve been in? George: It’s rather…

WIPjoy #10

From the antagonist: happiest memory? Who is the antagonist in Faebourne? The whole Milne family? The brothers did abduct Duncan, after all. I guess that makes them antagonistic. All right then, we’ll ask Richard Milne first. Richard: I remember being happy as a child. I have not been happy since. Um . . . okay…

WIP Wednesday

Now that my three previous Sherlock Holmes stories have been tidily collated into a single volume, I started writing a new story, though from a decidedly different POV: Let me begin by saying I have no “domed head,” or however it was Dr. Watson described me. Nor am I particularly old—though older than Holmes, I…

IWSG: Stranger Things

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Posts go up the first Wednesday of each month. Read more posts and/or join in here. I’m insecure about everything these days. Writing and publishing feels like such a minefield. One false move… The key is to always go back to why I’m writing and find…

WIPjoy #9

From the MC: Most awkward memory? Duncan Oliver: Almost all my memories are awkward, I’m afraid. It’s why I mostly keep to myself. I do enjoy parties and the company of others, but I’m not very good at it, you see. I suppose that first meeting with the Milne brothers is a fair example. To…

WIPjoy #8

If you like ______, you’ll like my book! Well, if you enjoyed Brynnde, you’ll probably enjoy Faebourne. Basically, if you like historical fiction with a touch of fairy magic to it, Faebourne should work for you. Still, I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s like Outlander or Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. It’s…

WIPjoy #7

If your story was represented by one item, what would it be? A fox. There is a fox in the story, a pet fox named Aloysius. I think he represents the fun and slyness and oddity of Faebourne. And here is your friendly reminder to PLEASE vote for Brynnde in the Creme de la Cover…

WIPjoy #6

Slowly but surely, the WIPjoy continues . . . Name something in your WIP for each of your senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, touch. Uh . . . I’m not entirely sure what I’m being asked to do here. Give an example from my WIP for each of these senses? I haven’t gotten very far…

WIPjoy #5

Now back to your irregularly scheduled WIPjoy. Share a line of description. Gray stone stretched to either side as far as Duncan could see; he had to turn and lean out of the coach to find the ends of the house. It was gloriously carved, almost gothic. High above along the roofline Duncan spied figures…