Death Of 1000 Cuts – Season 2 Episode 32 – Difficult 2nd Novel (Writing Ramble)

In this episode I talk about some things I’ve learned from the 4 year process of writing my 2nd novel, THE ICE HOUSE (out May 2019). This is an unscripted episode where I talk through some of my first thoughts about the process, which at times was not easy, to put it mildly. Like anything difficult, doing this novel and seeing it through to completion has taught me a great deal, and so I break down some key principles which I’m going to be taking with me into future writing projects.

This is a great episode to listen to if you want to know:
– what’s it like writing a novel?
– why are second novels harder than first ones?
– how can I be prolific?
– what are some specific strategies for overcoming blocks and procrastination?
– how should I approach my first draft?
– how should I approach redrafting?

If you like this episode and you’d like to support my writing, please click this link and order yourself a copy of my first novel, THE HONOURS. It will be good prep for reading THE ICE HOUSE.

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Thank you. Have a great time writing.


One Comment

  1. Morgan says:

    I love the idea of you going over the first pages of published works, that would be really helpful, cheers!

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