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No Good Plan Survives Sunday

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

After the usual Saturday yesterday of shopping and housework I had planned to split my time between wxPython in Action and writing. Well I did open the book at about eight PM and after getting wx running again and working through a few other bits and pieces it got shut. I do think that with […]

Thursday Thirteen #10

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

Thirteen things that set my brain off on a tangent yesterday Thieves steal 250,000 Flake bars: The police are looking for a gang of attractive, long haired women moving in slow motion. The gang were heard chanting about the quality of the chocolate at the scene. A senual, warm rain shower followed the gang as […]

A little Apophysis and a Little Dragon

Monday, May 14th, 2007

While I was working on Little Dragon getting the last of the big pieces of the puzzle that reveals the threat my Noir Fairy Tale has been building to I was rendering a little visulisation of the threat. More of a concept than a fully worked image. Made using Apophysis and Vue 6 Infinite.

Saturday on Saturday (Just)

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

After a couple of days when I’ve been churning out words for my noir fairy tale with an enjoyable ease today things slowed down a bit. Still managed to get the 500 words down to push past the 60,000 point. Not bad for a story I didn’t expect to be more than 15,000. The pieces […]

Thursday Thirteen #5

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

  Thirteen Things from my life in the Last Seven Days by Mark Caldwell It was the last episode of Life on Mars this week. I think it made sense in the end. Sort of. And even though there isn’t going to be anymore it didn’t finish in a way that they couldn’t do any […]

Noir Cracks the 50k mark

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Pushed past the 50,000 word mark on my Noir Fairy Tale tonight. I’m starting to have a feeling I can see the end of the story is within reach. The next section will see the detective discover what’s going on so then it’s only a short way to trying to foil the plot and the […]

Thursday Thirteen #3

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Thirteen Things about where I (Mark Caldwell) get too many ideas Cutting the grass with my hands are full of gardening implements so I can’t write them down Reading magazines especially New Scientist, history magazines and back issues of New Internationalist Overheard snatches of conversations on the bus, in a bar, in a cue or […]

How Much Does a Character Need to Explain

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

The main character of my Noir Fairy Tale is given to contemplating the nature of the universe he’s experiencing and the impact of the plot on that reality. I’ve started wondering if he may be explaining a bit too much sometimes. I can see it’s going to be an interesting edit process deciding when it’s […]

When Muses Go Bad

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

I cracked on past the 45k words of my Noir Fairy Tale last night. The hero had a chance encounter with a group of toga wearing, gun packing Greek Muses who had little sense of decorum. The nearest I can come to describing their attitude would be a fusion of a hen night with the […]

Noir now 41K and Rising

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

Past the 40K word barrier on my Noir Fairy Tale last night and carried on past 41K for good measure. Day otherwise completely missable.

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