My writing

Today, for your amusement, I’m going to dissect the first draft of a story that leapt into my mind while I was dreaming*, and see how that – coming up with and developing a story – actually works. Disclaimer: this is a very, very rough first draft, and shouldn’t be […]

The writing lab – Balls

After hearing that she won’t be able to return to L.A. and getting told off by a used car salesman, Nora Starke finally breaks down. In her darkest* hour she is visited by unpleasant childhood memories. Don’t worry though – this is temporary, she will get back on her feet. […]

Nora Starke’s childhood memories

It’s hard sometimes, rewriting this book. Locations move around, characters change – characters DIE. It’s impossible to know if I’m really on to something here, and whether or not all these words will someday be in a book and make someone think, smile, or simply survive a dull evening. But […]

A couple of paragraphs I’m pleased with

Meet my main character Nora Starke! The lovely miss Starke, a top notch model booker in Los Angeles, is not really that bitchy… She’s just troubled sometimes. And busy with work. Super busy. Until she gets fired. For eh…throwing beer over someone. So yeah. She’s not bitchy – she’s the […]

Meet Nora Starke

Brand new draft! Thrown together after a long, hard talk with the fabulous Dirk van Pelt, about what all those fabulous words might actually mean. I don’t think I’m done yet, but it’s fun being undone (see what I did there?). My brother my brother LJ says he’s got news […]

My brother my brother – draft 2

Fun fact I came across while researching this story: A regulation in San Francisco makes it unlawful to use used underwear to wipe off cars in a car wash. Bummer. Ha ha I said bum. Update: I wrote a second draft LJ has bought a motorcycle. “It’s a chopper, baby,” […]

My brother my brother