The start of Silver Gums

Silver Gums by Fleur McDonald

Silver Gums 'Purple Book' of ideas

This normal-looking purple book holds they key to my imagination. It’s where I write down every thought and detail I have for my next book, Silver Gums.


I can’t tell you much about it at the moment, as I’m still working through the plot, ideas and characters.


This time I have done things a little differently.


I’ve gone through magazines and cut out ‘real’ people and stuck them in my ‘little black, er purple book’. These are my character pages.


So for example the photo you can see here? They represent the main characters brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and Marni. This way I can’t forget if I have given Ryan blue eyes and black hair or blonde hair and brown eyes.


It’s easy to carry with me and I find it much quicker to hand-write notes than try and type them on the iPad or computer.


So, this is the start to Silver Gums!

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  1. I do this too, Fleur. My ‘bibles’ are my most precious resource when it comes to writing. They hold all the important stuff, most of which isn’t used but is essential for each book’s development. All sorts of weird and wonderful things can end up on the pages – photos, newspaper articles, calendars, maps, scene drafts. And sticky notes. Gawd, are there sticky notes! Never seem to have enough of those babies.

    Wishing you all the best with Silver Gums. LOVE these titles!

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