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The Short Story

I had to write short stories at school and University. Whenever I’ve got a little stuck with a novel I’ve begrudgingly written a short story in-between to fill the gap and keep my hand in, or specifically to enter a … Continue reading

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Keeping track of a novel

The more I write, the more I realise that visual guides help me avoid those days where I’m stuck with how on earth to move forward. Writing a novel can be daunting, especially the further into it you get. The … Continue reading

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Sea Life

So far, this year is going well. I suppose I can’t get excited yet as it’s only nine days into my new 2016 writing practice, but… I’ve entered a writing competition, and decided on the next 5 I’m going to … Continue reading

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Snowball

There’s a means of paying off your debts known as the snowball effect. You list your debts in size and then throw everything into paying off the smallest one, then the next smallest one, and so on. Apparently, there is … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Procrastination.

5.30am     I’m woken by a noise. Is it the cats? No, they’re silent just now. Is it a burglar? No, I live in such an out-of-the-way spot. Has the boiler blown up? No, thankfully. Was it in my … Continue reading

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Staying the Course

Part of maintaining vitality in writing is about learning how to stay on course. Personally I’ve found this difficult. After years of scribbling ideas for novels down, writing short stories, poems, and journals, I finally committed to a particular character … Continue reading

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Buddha Mind

I had plans for September. The kids were due back at school, and I was looking forward to writing and studying with fewer interruptions. I cleaned and tidied the house in readiness. Then out of the blue I had other … Continue reading

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