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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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I Thought I’d Cracked It!

I put the final correction to the last page of my novel, sat back, and sighed a breath of relief.  Finished, I thought. All that was left to do was to enter the corrections into the computer, print out the … 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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Who the F*$k wrote that sh*t!!

That’s right.  I’m still editing the novel. It is an interesting experience when you read back through a large body of work that you’ve written, and actually, despite the title of this blog (we’ll come to that in a moment) … Continue reading

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Death in the Novel.

Death happens.  It is part of the life we live, and very rarely is it celebrated.  But it is unavoidable. It is like this in the novel too, and sometimes you’ll find yourself putting the knife to someone you never … Continue reading

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The Writer and Order.

So, creativity – it means you’re a free spirit, doesn’t it?  It means that life is just there and it just is what it is.  We’re writing to escape the humdrum existence and routine of the nine-to-five shit that just … Continue reading

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