First or Third?

The most obvious difference between first-person/subjective and limited-omniscient/limited-third narration is that the first is I and the third is he/she/they which creates immediate distance from the characters. We had another ‘character’ the narrator/authorial voice relaying the characters’ thoughts. As I’ve mentioned before this separate entity is used as a reason to refer to an omniscient … Continue reading First or Third?

Limiting Omniscience

This week we're heading off into the wilds of limited-omniscient narration. We'll be looking at what we mean by limited omniscient narration, writing at varying distances and why it's different from first-person/subjective. Monday - Writing at a Distance, What is limited omniscient narration? Tuesday - First or Third? Considering differences and similarities. Wednesday - Can't or Cannot? To be formal or … Continue reading Limiting Omniscience

Getting Informative

NOTE: In this series of articles we’re looking specifically at how I self-edit, this doesn’t mean you have to use my methods, these articles are examples of the way I work. They may help you, or at least give you some tips, or they may not. These articles compare Hysteria The First Draft and the version of … Continue reading Getting Informative

Hysteria: The First Draft

WARNING: Rude metaphors ahead. This is the original introduction to the world of Victorian Mistress, completely unedited and not even checked for typos. I was asked about my self-editing method and the easiest way to explain it seemed to be to post an example of my unedited work to compare to an edited example. NOTE: … Continue reading Hysteria: The First Draft

Summer Fun…

Now that Fiction Frenzy is over I'm taking a break from daily blogging to perform site maintenance, writer more advice articles, edit Victorian Mistress and begin a new serial. New articles will begin appearing daily from the 13th August. A new serial will begin on the 30th September Check back regularly for news of the Edited and … Continue reading Summer Fun…

The Dice Fall

WARNING: Contains violence. Bran finds his voice to tell us the end of the tale. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 (Bran) Three days. Three days Bran had been lying on the library floor staring at Charlotte. He couldn’t move. Richard had ordered him … Continue reading The Dice Fall

Throw of The Dice

WARNING: Contains violence. Charlotte and Richard finally meet. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 The house was silent and still. No children. No Bran. No-one. Just me. I lay on the chaise lounge in the library reading and listening to the grandfather clock tick-tock the … Continue reading Throw of The Dice

Goodbyes Are The Hardest

Charlotte sends the children away but Merry doesn't want to leave her. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill   London – 1842 Merry was crying. She was wrapped around my waist with her head pressed to my chest. It didn’t seem a few minutes ago she’d been … Continue reading Goodbyes Are The Hardest

Last Night

Bran is afraid. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 Bog standard criminals didn’t seem bothered that I was plotting against the architect of my husband’s despair so I still had to go out and dissuade them from bad behaviour. It was very inconsiderate of … Continue reading Last Night

Hammer and Chisel

Charlotte asks a favour of Josef. For past episodes of Victorian Mistress see the Weekly Serial page or Wattpad: @JesseQuill London – 1842 I found Josef in his workshop tapping away at a piece of wood with a chisel and hammer. He was shirtless, but that was to be expected. Josef took any opportunity to … Continue reading Hammer and Chisel