Posts Tagged ‘about Matt’

Rediscovering My Earliest Writing

August 20th, 2011 2 comments

My mum brought round a few of my old things recently, and among them was some of my earliest writing. I’ve written before that although there are many times when I didn’t realise it, or where I got distracted, my “thing” has always been writing. Seeing these pieces and remembering others reminds me that writing was my first love, and I’m still not giving it the attention it deserves. Read more…

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Should I use a pseudonym?

July 23rd, 2011 3 comments

Have you ever considered using a pseudonym, or given thought to what yours might be? I have, and I’m near enough decided that I’m going to abandon my real name for my writing. Here’s why. Read more…

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Why a novelist?

June 25th, 2010 No comments

I have written about why it is I want to write before. It’s a very good question for any writer to ask themselves given the personal sacrifices that will inevitably follow. But I’ve never paused to consider why I specifically want to be a novelist. Read more…

Chin Up

April 23rd, 2009 No comments

Writing is difficult. For those of us new to this, or returning to it, just getting into a routine is difficult enough. There will be times when you waver; times when you take two steps backwards rather than one forward, and there will be times when you punish yourself because things aren’t coming easily or you feel things should be moving quicker than they are. Read more…

Why Write?

April 16th, 2009 No comments

This is probably a little overdue. After all, if I’m going to make the decision to get into writing and make a go of it, I should at least know why I’m doing it! And if I’m going to blog my experiences, I guess I should share my reasons too. In any case, it is worth thinking about for any aspiring writer. Read more…

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Keeping a Journal

February 26th, 2009 No comments

One piece of advice you get a lot from courses, or writing books is keep a journal. It’s right up there with, “show, don’t tell” as one of those creative writing mantras that gets flogged to death. But I’ve never understood what makes a good journal, or even what might be an appropriate journal for me.

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January 29th, 2009 No comments

I am what might be very loosely termed ‘a writer’. You won’t find me on your bookshelves, or in your magazines or newspapers (you might find me on other websites, if you look really really hard). So, I’ve not been published, or got that far in the attempt, but writing has interested me throughout my teenage years and all of my adult life. Creative Writing formed a large part of my degree in fact.

So I do know a little. but it’s such a struggle putting anything in to practice! What I need, I’ve decided, is some kind of external pressure. What if I had someone I had to constantly update on my progress? I might even be able to help other people to write in the process! That someone is you, and this blog is the method by which I will do it. This blog will get me writing!

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