Archive for January, 2011

Bad Influence

January 29th, 2011 No comments

So this post isn’t going to apply to all writers. If you write poetry, or short fiction, then you’re probably safe from what I’ll be talking about. If however, you’re someone who writes big, possibly multi-book fiction, then you may understand a little what I’m talking about here.

Yes, that influence thing. Read more…

3 Personal Writing Fears

January 22nd, 2011 No comments

It’s one of those inevitable writing topics; the tallest hurdle; the constant doubt; the one thing that most gets in your way. Fear.

But far from the grandiose oppressor, it’s often the little things that really get in the way of putting words on the page. That’s why I’m taking a more personal look at three things that stop me from writing on a day-to-day basis (or maybe from week to week). Read more…

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Crossroads and Cul-de-sacs

January 15th, 2011 No comments

So, I may have mentioned before about the values of A) Doing research, and B) Making things up as you go along.  A lot of my writing has been very improvisational in the past, and this obviously leads to having reams and reams of material where different routes emerge, almost as though I were writing some kind of long winded chose your own adventure book. 

Well, I’ve hit a bit of a snag with this. Read more…

An iPod, Dropbox and Nebulous

January 8th, 2011 2 comments

I have previously waxed lyrical on the advantages of my ‘on the move’ writing setup. Of course, nothing is so perfect that it can’t be refined. Here are the latest changes to my setup. Read more…

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Inspiration and Resolutions

January 1st, 2011 No comments

Well, it’s that time of year isn’t it? 2011 is looming upon us, and it is a time to reflect on the year that has passed, and the year ahead. But before I get onto that, I’d like to talk a little bit about inspiration. Read more…