Operation Concrete

Not dead – Just taking a break

Sometimes life just needs to be embraced. This has been happening. Will be back soon, better and badder than ever. Richard. Read More

It Tastes Like Copper | Alpha v0.1

So, a little behind schedule, but hey, it's been a busy month with Christmas and all, and here it is, the first very rough edit; It Tastes Like Copper – Alpha V0.1 Synopsis: It’s been a few years now, a few long years ...Read More

I love walking into my local G&D's cafe in Oxford, grabbing a cup of tea, opening up my laptop, sitting down in the middle of the room, sticking my headphones in, looking at faces and letting go. Controlled breathing, a ...Read More

The duality of man is a subject that philosophers and authors have fought around for some time. I doubt my 8500 words in Chapter 8 really do the subject much justice when you've got masterpieces of literary history like The ...Read More

I'm extremely happy right now, I just broke 42k words. This basically marks the 3/5 point of the novel. It's probably just over half way, but not quite three quarters, that's why I went with that slightly odd fraction of ...Read More

Last time I quickly looked at painting a person, creating a being, with words. I thought for this post I may as well look quickly at actually creating an environment, surroundings, a landscape in which to place that person. Speaking ...Read More

Those characters, the basic building blocks of the entire novel, creating them, painting a picture of them with words, making them your own and putting them in the heads of the readers, it's all important. Without the brilliant description the ...Read More

When I’m writing dozens and dozens of scenarios go through my head as to what character can do what, where and when, how it will connect with previous chapters, ideas and theories. There’s always the possibility of getting one little ...Read More

The second chapter of the book is basically one gigantic speech. Four thousand words of power, moving forward with speed, explaining the past, present and what a special group of people are due to achieve in the future. The only ...Read More

Just a quick snippet tonight as I've not actually written any more words today, just gone over and over what I wrote for chapter five last night, still trying to make sense of it and where it's going. I've never written ...Read More