Archive for 2009

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

December 22nd, 2009 No comments

Well, that’s the end of another year. Read more…

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5 and a bit tips for giving feedback

December 20th, 2009 No comments

It can sometimes feel a bit awkward giving feedback, especially if it’s to a writing friend. But often, a writer will have at least another writer in their support network, and you may find yourself giving feedback to another writer. Besides, looking at someone else’s work is a great way to keep you thinking about writing in different ways. Read more…

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Inventing backstory as you go

December 11th, 2009 No comments

I used to put a great deal of importance on backstory. Backstory, I thought, really makes a tale great. And I used to think that meant spending ages refining it, before even starting on the story proper. Read more…

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In training

December 4th, 2009 No comments

So I’ve been reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. Now I came rather late to Murakami’s work, and have only read a few of his novels, but I find his distinct lyrical style easy to read, and highly engaging. Read more…

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Taking advantage of unexpected free time

November 27th, 2009 No comments

I am currently waiting for my train to arrive. Time for a blog post. Read more…

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Crap – I stopped again

November 21st, 2009 No comments

You join me at the end of a poor week for writing. Well, for my writing, anyway. I previously blogged about a break, asking if it’s a good idea. Well, despite my intentions it seems I’ve had a break anyway. Read more…

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Pacing – Chapter lengths

November 14th, 2009 No comments

This is one of the most difficult things I find to get right. Pacing is a skill that you can develop, but it’s very difficult to, because it can take an outsiders view to tell you if a story is going too fast, or too slow. Read more…

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Take a break between projects?

November 5th, 2009 No comments

So you’ve finished something (woohoo!). The other week I wrote briefly about giving yourself a reward. Maybe having a break from writing could be that reward. Read more…

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Getting an Agent

October 31st, 2009 Comments off
The Ex Back God System

‘How did we ever get this far? I don’t know.’

The Godfather Many people have asked me how I came about to get this far with the writing. I love when people ask me that as if I’m polishing my Pulitzer Prize

for Literature already. The fact is, I know that this is going to be a long arduous journey. I know that I won’t be published with the next month or even six months. Hell, it could be a year before I see any results Read more…

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October 23rd, 2009 No comments

I have recently begun work on a brand new project. Yeah, that’s right, I’ve abandoned the others and started work on something new. OK, so it isn’t an entirely new idea, its one I’ve had in my head for a long time now. In fact, the main character of this new project I’ve had kicking about my ideas box for well over a decade. Read more…

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