Writing From the Beginning

Journey of a Novel

Journey of a Novel

If you are going to write a novel you might as well succeed or fail publicly. It is with this idea in mind that I am keeping a diary of my efforts to write a novel. Posting weekly with any lessons I learn along the way and my experience of trying to complete 80,000 words.

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All Things Writing

A writer with novice plates, learning the art form from the beginning. I am documenting my experiences for like minded writers. I plan to test my writing in many forms, be it short stories, plays, scripts, comic books – at the beginning everything is fair game.

Finding Purpose

Life & Mental Health

As anyone who suffers from mental health can attest, it can be a lonely journey beset by stigma and perceived shame. I have decided not to do it alone in the hope it means other don’t have to either. Life has a large impact on our mental health and that impact is shared as well.

Some Recent Articles from the Blog:

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Short Story: The Endless Flight

I recently decided to enter a short story competition in an attempt to circumvent the lazy gene inherent in every scribbler of words. I told anyone who cared – so that was basically, my wife – I was entering so there was no way I could back out.

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Flashback Friday: Stephen’s King It

I wanted someone to help me review Stephen King’s It, but the only person who responded was Mr. Donald Trump. Two clowns for the price of none.

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Positivity From Depression

Some of my thoughts on the positive outcomes that can be achieved despite the negativity of depression

I’m Brian McDonnell,  a writer with novice plates, learning the art form from the beginning. I am documenting my experiences for like minded writers. I plan to test my writing in many forms, be it short stories, plays, scripts, comic books – at the beginning everything is fair game.

I will also be discussing my battles with depression and some of life’s lessons that I picked up along the way, or curiosity led me towards. I would love to hear from you if you wanted to chat about any of the posts or even request topics you would like covered. Just use the connect form above and I would be happy to help.