Typing a reference usually takes an average of 15 minutes as you construct your story from head to keyboard.
Silence is your best friend. You need as little distraction as possible.
You acquire a taste for cold coffee.
You need a bit of time to ‘settle in’ when you start. It’s a transition from reality to your book.
No matter how good you type, typo’s will be rife. Get a proof team.
Proof reading isn’t the same as play testing, although some people can be both. You need at least 4 including yourself.
You can take shortcuts and liberties and still produce something decent.
It’s a sad thing but a great writer who I rather respected has gone from hero to zero in a short space of time by proving himself to be a bit of a knob head towards his fans. In this world, people have different beliefs, tastes, and outlooks on life. Just because he didnt agree with a rather petty topic he not only unfriended this person (thats fine, it’s his life) but in a gross display of boasting he proceeded to make an entire post about them and people branding them as ‘a shit’.
Well Stephen Volk, im proud to lead by your example.I’ve unfriended myself from your so called friendslist because I think you’re a bigot incarnate and a knobhead with it whom hasnt produced anything decent since the 1990s.
It is with much disappointment that one of my favourite horror writers, Stephen Volk, has sunk to an all time low and proven hisself to be a bit of a twat. His talented skills tarnished by the fact he thinks he can tell people what they can and cannot post on their own Facebook wall. This blog post is in his honour.
~ I love your work but your attitude stinks. Facebook is a social network. People speak on it. Its natural, tough titty. I hate spoilers as much as anybody, and whilst I agree there are groups or other methods to reduce them, maybe Facebook isn’t the right place for you if you think being on your friends list is more important than any persons freedom of speech. You are not all that, and one man will never silence the entire human race. You’re good but not that good, and can’t dictate what people can and cannot post on their own walls. Seeing how you’ve blocked me on Facebook and I’m not even one of these “Spoilermeister” people you loath, I take this chance to say best of luck in future projects, and have a happy Christmas 2015 ~
On a happier note, this is my 200th post so well done for making it memorable 🙂