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WORLDSHAKER

Ideas

First draft

Re-writes

LIBERATOR

Writing Liberator
   

 

It was hard work writing Worldshaker! The first ideas for the world arrived 15 years before the book came out, and the basics of the story soon after. I couldn't sit down to writing it for a very long time, though--partly because I knew it had to be turned into the best thing I'd ever done, but mostly because I knew I couldn't sell it to an Australian publisher at that time.

Thankfully the world changed, and by the time the novel was finished--another five years later--steampunk was a huge gathering wave. And it turned out that steampunk was exactly what I'd written!

Writing Liberator was an entirely different experience: the first draft written in 6 months. What a rush! But there were complications there too …

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I've put the story of writing Worldshaker on 3 separate web pages:

- getting the ideas that went into the novel

- writing the first draft

- working through all the re-writes that came after .

Then there's another separate page on writing Liberator.

Or if you want the whole story from start to finish, here's a next button to follow it through chronologically.

 

 

 

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