Archive for October, 2011

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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The People that make up a Writer

October 15th, 2011 2 comments

I watched The Social Network for the first time last week. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and (rightly or wrongly) it’s made me see Facebook in a different light. I’m more of a Google Plus man myself anyway. I did notice something about the personalities involved though, and that made me think about writers… Read more…

Clear Thinking

October 8th, 2011 No comments

I’ve just done a bit of looking ahead. Planning. Writing out what’s to come. It’s important every now and then to give yourself some thinking space to work out what the status of things is, where you’re going (almost always nowhere fast, or somewhere excruciatingly slow, for me) and where you want to be. Read more…

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Super Writer!

October 1st, 2011 No comments

Whilst reading over my last post, I was struck with the feeling that I was living some mysterious double-life! I was writing about how the act of writing generates new ideas (the irony of this post is not lost on me), and how the more you write, the more the writing mindset stays with you.

But in my daily life, that writer’s mind, though present, stays somewhat dormant – in the background. I go about my day job, my life as a husband and father, and although the writer is there, he does not act. Not yet.

Could my superhero fantasies be coming true? Read more…

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