I haven’t been writing much lately as I don’t have a novel idea at the moment. I’ve finished off the Knights of Elevar series and next week I’m going to start editing my Nanowrimo entry from last year, so that will take up a big chunk of my time. In the meantime I’ve been writing the occasional 500-ish word piece to keep the practice in. This is title “The Bonescribe”. I like it, but I think the horror is a bit lacking. Then again, I have just read Chuck Palahnuik’s Guts, so maybe I’m comparing it to that.
Last week David F. Chapman of Autocratik wrote a blog post about his writing process as part of a blog tour which has been going around. I’ve known David ever since we met in Abstract Sprocketwaaay back in the 90’s so he tagged me in his post.
This is the opening scene from my Nanowrimo 2013 attempt. This is before any editing so may change drastically over the development of the novel. The concept is related to my entry last year, titled Monkeys in Space, but the story is completely different.
The Black Knight follows on from The Knight of the White Fountain, even though it was written before it. It has similar themes, but includes loss and regret at the sacrifices the main character is forced to make.
The Knight of the White Fountain was originally written as a final short story for a writing course I took around 2008. This piece is about sacrifice and using the tools you’re given — no matter what they are.
In my day-to-day life I’m a software developer and Technical Director of Nomad Co-operative. One of the things we’ve released recently is Storytel.la, which is a writing tool with a programmer’s mindset.
Stoo Goff is a writer, musician and programmer hailing from Norwich and now living in Glasgow. When not buried beneath a mountain of programming code or torturing guitars he can be found creating strange new lands and conjuring dreams from nothing. He regularly promises himself that he will finish the next novel and album.
He is heavily influenced by a number of writers and musicians, including: Tom Waits, Ursula Le Guin, Trent Reznor, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Gene Wolfe, Frank Miller and a host of Finnish Folk Metal.