Archive for 2011

The Year that was 2011

December 30th, 2011 1 comment

Usually I don’t do a post at all at Christmas. But I realised I neglected to say that last week, so there might, might (might) be some poor fool who looked up this site on Christmas Eve and wondered where the weekly dose of GMW had gone.

So for that person, sorry about that. Read more…

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My Holiday Plans – or How Every Holiday is a Missed Opportunity

December 17th, 2011 No comments

Ever wonder what it would be like to live the life of a full time writer? You can experience it! Use your holidays wisely. Read more…

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Resolution Revolution

December 10th, 2011 1 comment

I’m not overly keen on New Year’s resolutions. They’re too easily broken, and they have an air of whimsy about them – something not to be taken seriously. Your failure and ultimate lack of resolve is foretold – you will fail! Surely there must be a better way? Read more…

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Tales From the Rut – Part 2

December 3rd, 2011 No comments

So how have we (and by that I mean ‘I’ of course) been doing in scaling the walls of this rut?  Not very well it seems.  Still too many of those distractions lurking about.  So I’d like to explore some other idea’s about maintaining focus. Read more…

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Little Treats

November 26th, 2011 1 comment

Last week I did a lot better at my daily writing. It’s true that I go off the boil sometimes (well, regularly), which is why I’ve been looking into how to solidify my daily writing as a habit. Here’s something that I did last week that helped. Read more…

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Tips on Forming Good Habits

November 19th, 2011 5 comments

Last week I wrote a bit about how long it takes to form a habit. Obviously this is useful for anyone wanting to solidify their writing routine. But can anything be done to make that habit “go in” more efficiently? Read more…

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Ruminations on Habit Forming

November 12th, 2011 No comments

One of the most powerful tools you have as a writer is your routine. Without it, most people would find it incredibly difficult to produce work consistently (if at all). But sticking to a routine is another matter. The way to do it is to make your routine into a habit. Then you fall into it automatically without having to feel like you’re forcing yourself. But how exactly do you form that habit? Read more…

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Tales From The Rut

November 5th, 2011 1 comment

Well, most of us have been there haven’t we?  That rut where you don’t feel like anything you do (when you manage to do it) is any good, and you can’t seem to get out of it. 

That’s where I’ve been for a few months.  I had a huge burst of energy back in July and got quite a bit of writing done, but then I fell into this rut.  So, how do we combat this?  How do we get back into writing? Read more…

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Bored with your writing project?

October 29th, 2011 2 comments

I’m getting a bit bored with my new project already, and I’m not sure why. So, I do what I normally do when I have some kind of question that needs answering – I look it up and write about it. Here we go. Read more…

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A Word Diary

October 23rd, 2011 No comments

I have never made any serious attempts to increase my vocabulary. I figured that as an avid reader my vocabulary would naturally increase over time. This was certainly true in my younger days, and I would maintain its veracity today if I read more. Read more…

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