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Writing Groups and Quick Sketches.

Sketch #1 The cracked paint flakes from the window frame, settling like cigarette ash into a small pile on the sill. The wood is dark with damp, rotted and pitted with woodworm. I can hear the gentle shuffles and coos … Continue reading

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It all Starts With the Beginning.

I had been struggling with the first few lines of my novel for a while.  It’s so important to hit the page with the right tone from the outset, and to draw your readers in, but all I seemed to … Continue reading

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Back Again. Preparing the Query Package

Back again and looking for an agent. Continue reading

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We’re All Just Arseholes!

Sometimes it is easy to forget who we are. I have just moved house.  It’s a stressful experience, but now we’re on the other side of it, it feels good.  But the writing has been interrupted, old routines broken and … Continue reading

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Success in Writing

SATURDAY, 30 MARCH 2013 What is success and how do we measure it?This question is a tricky one, because success can mean different things to different people.  It all starts with the question: who and what do you write for? … Continue reading

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How long?

How long to wait: that is the question. How long should I leave my novel for before I go back to it and go over it and over it and over it and tweak it and… How long is long … Continue reading

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