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Finally the writing magic has come

It’s been a long time coming, but finally my fingers were taken over by the characters of my novel. There I was, bashing away at the last chapter, heading for the ending that I’d planned, when something totally unexpected happened.

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Finally my characters took their own path. Photo by gorfor

It was something I’d read about on a writing course, and also from self-help books about writing. The characters started to choose their own paths, their own destiny, right as I was coming to the end. It was a weirdly powerful moment, curious to both my mind and soul, but a new end just sprung up out of nowhere.

Of course, I had an idea what was going to happen. While I wrote my first draft I knew from the start how it was going to end. During the second, a lot of changes took place randomly, and the whole act of writing was so much more emotional. Not only because I could see what the characters wanted to do, but also because all those hours of writing, editing, thinking, changing, were finally coming towards the end product. My first novel is almost ready to be published. Continue reading “Finally the writing magic has come”

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All you need is love…and a dictionary.

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All you need is love, a dictionary, and a yellow submarine. Photo by Zardozspeaks

Have you given up living in your own country for a romantic rendezvous? Did you plan on living abroad for a year or two but got captured by one of those freakishly sexy members of the opposite sex? I guess I did. If I’m totally honest I know there are much more exotic places to live in the world apart from Sevilla, but that’s where my wife is from, so that’s where we are (at the moment). If this rings any bells then you might be interested in reading my latest article on Expat Focus titled Did You Become an Expat for Love?

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