Notes from An Alien

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Everyday chaos. Just another day in the genesis of a book

Can an author who’s written books about the process of writing have “chaos” working on a new book?

Absolutely — even if they know, quite well, how to deal with it…

It’s Roz Morris again in today’s re-blog — adding insight about The Process…

Nail Your Novel

I had been intending to bring you a craft post this week as I’ve written a guide to suspense for Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman’s Writers Helping Writers blog. But I mistook the date because I’ve been immersed in my current book, but it should come out in the next few days.

Speaking of which, Not Quite Lost: Travels Without A Sense of Direction is maturing nicely, which means we’ve reached the stage of gentle, hair-tearing chaos. I thought I’d share it with you, in case you’re going through book production chaos too, or to prepare you in case, at some point in the future, you strike an iceberg. And to reassure you that if everyone keeps their heads, it comes out right in the end.

At the moment, I have chaos in two departments. The inside of the book and the outside.


I’ve put the text through a…

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2 responses to “Everyday chaos. Just another day in the genesis of a book

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris June 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Waving from the midst of chaos … that will be tamed. Thanks for the reblog, Alexander!


  2. Alexander M Zoltai June 15, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    “Waving from the midst of chaos…” is way better than chaotically waving from the midst…


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