Writing Insights: The intricacy of the sub plot

I wrote the other week about the importance of characters and my thoughts on how crucial they are to the story, and 75,000 words into my current work I am really happy with my characters.  They are well rounded and have found their voice. They are emotionally responsive, flawed and relateable; everything I wanted them to be. And I think I have succeed in them them taking me on their journey,showing me what they would do next rather than me telling them. So on the character front I think I am doing okay, maybe even well but one thing that is challenging me and creating negative dialogue in my head is the story line and subplot.

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Why I’m happy for P!nk to be a role model for my girls

Sunday night Mr. Husband and I travelled to the ‘big smoke’ to see P!ink in concert. A combination of road trip, concert and 24 hours without children – I was very excited indeed!

I have been a Pink fan ever since she burst onto the scene in in 2000 with her singles ‘There you go’ and ‘Most girls’. Pink was different, angry and soulful and just the thing needed at the time to liven up the deflated music scene.

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Too many words

I haven’t been blogging much lately and that seems to be the opening line of my last few blog posts. Recurring theme perhaps? It’s not that I haven’t had anything to blog about, no quite the opposite. My brain is full of blog fodder, but getting it in order is the difficult part.

When I come to blog I tend to let the words just roll off my fingertips, direct from my brain. A lot of the time they don’t make much sense until I go back and edit them, putting them in a sensible order and polishing the paragraphs so they are nice and shiny. But lately I’ve been confused.

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Time to run

Me and running are not generally friends. We have a sort of love / hate relationship, actually to be honest, it verges on more of the hate side.

You see I’m not actually a good runner, in fact ‘running’ by definition is not what I do. It’s more of a jog really, or a Cliff Young shuffle – remember him?

Anyhow, after a little spell from the pavement I’m changing up my exercise routine from the cardio/strength DVD and I am pulling on my sneakers again.

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