In training

December 4th, 2009

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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…

Craig Longer Fiction , ,

Dave’s on his way

October 16th, 2009

Remember Dave Simpson, who did a couple of blog posts for the site a while back? Well he has some news, and a site of his own! Read more…

Matt Getting published

What’s the plan for your story?

October 10th, 2009

I’ve written before about how it’s important to have a plan for your writing. Since then my overrall plan has gone by the wayside, so I may have to review my policy on that. But today I want to talk about plans for each thing you write.
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Rewarding yourself

October 1st, 2009

I’m coming to the end of a story. This is normally motivation in itself, but I think thus time I need a little push. Read more…

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