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Flashback Friday: The Torched Manuscript

Today’s Flashback Friday post comes from my novel website…




crea•ture/ˈkrēCHər/Noun - An animal, as distinct from a human being

Between studying, travelling and later, working, it took me ten years over all to write About the Nature of the Creature, from conception to notes to final draft. During that time it existed in various formats on various devices and has been stored on paper and in note books,  floppy disc, CD, google drive and eventually an external drive.

One of my notebooks from around 2003 One of my notebooks from around 2003

In that time it has been through many drafts as ideas have come together, changed, been discarded, or written to the page.

I was just remembering an early draft the other day and thought the story of it might make an interesting addition to the Flashback Friday posts that I publish on my blog each week.

The earliest draft of the story actually started with the meeting between the protagonist Connie and the priest Roan McInerney, which doesn’t happen until the end of chapter 2 of…

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