Tag Archives: literature

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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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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Writing.

Writing is speaking perfectly the second time around. Or maybe third, or fourth, or… hang on, I’m on edit six and it’s still looking far from perfect.  But you know what I mean. It’s strange though, that when I hear … Continue reading

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Why Do I Want People to See My Work?

It’s funny, the amount of times I’ve listened to myself saying something along the lines of; ‘I just write for myself really.’  Or; ‘I write because I have to.’  If these rather cliched statements are close to the truth, then … Continue reading

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Short Story Writing.

I used to hate writing short stories.  In fact, only a couple of months ago I was writing about how restricting I found them; but now I think I’ve finally got it. I think the problem came from wanting to … Continue reading

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Praise for a Short Story.

Someone has read something I’ve written and they’ve liked it.  As much as I like to say that I’m writing for myself, that I’m exorcising demons, or whatever else, having someone read what you have written and then give you … Continue reading

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Can we be completely selfish, and follow every whim, when we write for an audience.?

I have been writing bits and pieces on this blog for a little while now, and as I do it is becoming clear that I am using it as a platform to ask questions about the often confusing world of … Continue reading

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