Archive for March, 2009

Finding Inspiration

March 31st, 2009 No comments

I have mentioned that when I was still in secondary school I used to feel inspired quite a lot of the time. In fact, the majority of my current dormant ideas for stories still stem from that period of my life. Maybe it was because I was engaged in active learning (at school), or maybe it was because I had more time to pursue my interests or to muse on what I had learnt, or maybe it was just that I was a teenager and my mind was more creative then (I actually have no idea whether this might be true of teenagers, but it certainly felt like that at the time). But whatever the reason, the fact remains that it doesn’t happen automatically any more. Read more…

On the nature of inspiration

March 26th, 2009 No comments

I’ve written a blog entry about ways to encourage inspiration. But what I have not included in that is my view of what inspiration is. I think that would be useful before any further discussion on the topic, so here it is. Read more…

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Self Publishing: A Good Idea?

March 19th, 2009 No comments

Writing comes with a Catch-22… no, not the book, though it is well recommended. As you may be aware there are lots of writers in this world (look in the library, lots of books, lots of writers wrote those books). Now, once you’ve written your book

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or script or story or whatever, you think ‘right, I’ll just send this to (insert random publisher here)’. You think they will go ‘Perfect, get David on the phone we have a cheque for him.’ Read more…

DropBox – Foolproof filesharing

March 12th, 2009 No comments

dropboxI’ve mentioned DropBox briefly, but wanted to give an idea of how it can be used by writers. It is designed as an easy means of transferring documents automatically from one machine to another. And the key word there is ‘automatically’ – as long as you have an active internet connection you don’t have to turn on and off (most people), you never have to even think about it. Read more…

Reviewing your progress

March 2nd, 2009 No comments

One thing that goes hand in hand with planning your goals and how you will spend your time is reviewing. How do you know if you’re still on track if you don’t review where you’re at? Read more…

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