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Writers and the school of hard knocks.

It is often said that writing a book is one of the hardest things to do. I’m not so sure because I’m able to knock out first drafts with relative ease. What I do know is that getting that book … Continue reading

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Writers – the importance of a good programme/timeline in planning your novel

I have recently been writing the third book of a series and have used NaNoWriMo as my vehicle for it this year. Straight away I was faced with a problem, I couldn’t keep track of who was where and more importantly … Continue reading

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How compiling chapter summaries got me out of a rut in Chapter 3

Writing can be a challenging occupation even when you have all of your ducks lined up neat and tidy. Sometimes there is just an invisible entity that is preventing you from storming through and writing the great piece you set … Continue reading

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Writers – never give up, never surrender

Writers write because they have to. It may be a piece they have been working on for ages, or just something that bursts out of their head right there and then and they have to get it down on paper or … Continue reading

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The crucial middle third of a book, doing the hard yards

People who write books whether for a living, for pleasure or just because they feel like it are very exceptional people. There is an old saying that goes something like “everyone has a book in them”. But, not everyone tries to … Continue reading

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What is a writer?

An interesting question don’t you think. For many professions it is quite easy to define what they are, a brick layer lays bricks, a gardener works in a garden, an accountant does accounts and numbers, but what is a writer? … Continue reading

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A Thick Skin – an essential tool for a writer

Further to my blog earlier today on The Waiting Game http://t.co/2tdxhRIBkX there is another essential tool or skill that writers need, and that is a thick skin. A writer, any writer, be they a poet, short story writer or a … Continue reading

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