Monthly Archives: August 2013

How often do the writing blues hit you?

This is an interesting question and one I muse about quite often. I suppose it depends on whether you think that being “open to the story” at any time is being creative or just another way of procrastinating. In my … Continue reading

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I broke 2 golden rules of writing today……

It’s true, I did and what’s more I live to tell the tale. Today, I knew I was going into Glasgow and would be spending some time on my own, in a coffee shop. This is a rarity for me … Continue reading

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Writing targets and discipline

All writers work differently, we know this, we talk to other writers we meet at writers’ groups, conferences and so on and also, we read other writers’ blogs. But there are some important similarities and essential things that a writer … Continue reading

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Old school friends and enemies, great resources for writers

One of the great things that writers can do is to amalgamate all sorts of people into characters for their books. School friends, old neighbours or people in the shops where you lived as a child can all prove to … Continue reading

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The World is an amazing place – well for writers it sure is!

It never ceases to amaze me how from the confined space of a small room, using a flat thin plastic and metal box a writer and his work can reach across the world, instantly. Just a few decades ago that … Continue reading

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A big thank you!

I am just back from the Writers’ Summer School at Swanwick and would like to say a big thank you to all of you who bought my book from the bookshop. The Handbook Of TOP TIPS To Manage Your Writing … Continue reading

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Writers, the ultimate magpies and thieves

We are a strange bunch, us writers. Although much that we create is from our own imagination there is also much that we steal in broad daylight without a gun or weapon of any kind, save perhaps a pen. And, … Continue reading

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