Emma Nelson

Yes. That. Who is Emma Nelson, you may wonder?

Emma Nelson is the main character in a new book. It’s an urban fantasy mixed with crime and police work.

It took me a long time to write this because I’m not a crime expert and I wanted this to work. It was definitely an interesting experience to go through. The main writing is done and my good friend Will Forest is kind enough to look it over and provide input on typos and stupidities. (Mine, not his!)

Today I have started to go over his suggestions and pointers where commas should be periods and uppercase things and all that. It’s vital to have someone else look at a story because as a writer you’re bound to miss the most obvious mistakes.

Well, onward and let’s hunt down some more weird mistakes!

P.Z. Walker writing

Until the next time!

Paul

Works in progress

Yes, dear reader,

A new post by P.Z. Walker, and not on PZWalker.com this time. I hope you can forgive me because this is the new ‘home’ for my writing posts.

It’s been a while since the latest Naked Crow book came out. Don’t give up on me: I’m working on book 8, which has given me considerable problems.

The first write got me quite far when I noticed it was going the wrong way so I discarded everything apart from perhaps the first few hundred words. That means a lot of new story and new words, which eats up time. This time however the story is on the right track and it’s also ‘making tracks’. I’ve been able to add quite a lot to it, now the direction is clear. I had to write a complete backstory on someone who isn’t even in this story, just to get and keep the facts straight. It’s the first time I had to do this but I found it helps a lot.

Okay, I mentioned ‘works’ in progress. Unsworth part 3 is slowly coming along. That’s a good thing. My friend, Will Forest, is going over another story I wrote. An urban fantasy in a whole other setting than usual.

There is also book two of Murphys In Space which I am working on, but with the Naked Crow story under steam, that will have to be patient. And there is the Crazy Pictures story I’m developing. That too suffers from Naked Crow-iness. All in due time though.