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Something old, something new…

17 June, 2014

I enjoyed running the Fiction Relay last year, I learnt a lot as a writer. It stretched me to follow the plot and characters in directions I would not normally have gone, and because the Relay was written in a linear way, it taught me a lot about continuity too. Going back and making changes was not possible so we had to make sure every fact remained consistent. And I learnt how to develop plot when I had no idea where to go. I would search back and find tiny details from 20 chapters ago and use them as plot drivers. Normally these breadcrumbs can be sprinkled in on a later rewrite but as there was only going to be one draft, we had to find and make breadcrumbs as we went along. If you haven’t read it, the homepage of the Relay is here where you will find links to every chapter. Or you could wait till I redraft it and we get it published :o)


I wanted to do a similar project again, but this time it will be a two-person venture. Fellow Whedonist and all-round brilliant person Joanne has agreed to come on board for this and I am very excited to find out where the plot takes us. I was going to call this Fiction Relay 2 but as it will be two writers batting chapters back and forth, I’m calling it Fiction Rally instead. See what I did there? Comedy genius.


I’m not sure how many if any readers we will get, and tbh I’m not that bothered. Writing (for me at least) is never about popularity or how many hits I get, it is writing for writing’s sake. So, watch this space ladels and jellyspoons, Chapter One of a new project is coming soon…

  1. I’m excited and honored to be able to write with you again! I learned so much from your Fiction Relay, you have no idea how much it meant to me. Fiction Rally will be just as awesome! Thank you so much for giving it another go and including me, I’m revving my engine with a huge for – real smile on my face! ♡

  2. Reblogged this on joannebest and commented:
    Yay! Get ready for the new Fiction Rally!

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