Category Archives: Idle Novel Chatter

Almost done.

This draft of my novel is very close to completion. Only one more chapter! Then I’ll put it aside and work on some of the other ideas that have been floating around in my brain for the past few weeks. … Continue reading

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Getting used to pitching my book.

I’ve attended more than a few Christmas parties and gatherings in the last month – probably too many. And one thing I’ve learned is that I need to carry business cards (promoting my blog) with me at all times. Also, … Continue reading

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Sleepless nights…

…often mean productivity for my writing, as those hours whiled away lying in bed usually include a whole host of images and ideas running through my mind. Last night, I came up with a title for my novel. (I’d had … Continue reading

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Sex? Yes please!

I was chatting to my mother about my novel, and she asked me if there was going to be any sex in it. I said yes, and she asked why. Firstly, I’d rather have sex in a novel than violence. … Continue reading

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Character Studies

I do some sort of study for the majority of my characters. But for the little bits and bobs for those peripheral characters, the ones that are passing through, or even just those people who might catch your eye as they’re … Continue reading

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Bienvenue and welcome.

Consider this my foray into Web 2.0 as I work on my novel. I keep reading about securing my ‘brand’, but as “alyssapalmer” and “alyssapalmer.com” were taken, I’m using “alyssalinnpalmer” instead. Take that, people with my name! So…. the novel. … Continue reading

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